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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Richard Dreyfuss
Ron Howard
Harrison Ford
Candy Clark.
Directors
George Lucas.
Screenwriters
George Lucas
Gloria Katz
Willard Huyck.
Running Time
107 minutes

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American Graffiti
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American Graffiti
George Lucas' second directorial effort - and his first big hit - was set in 1962 on the night before the graduating class of that year split up. An instant classic perfectly attuned to the mood of early 70s baby boomers who'd just woken up after Vietnam, Watergate and the hippie era. Besides setting Georgie and producer Coppola on the road to moguldom, this launched the acting careers of Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss, Candy Clark, Charlie Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Joe Spano, Paul Le Mat and Kathleen Quinlan, all of whom interact as cruising teens on the strip in Modesto, California, and take their first steps into the turbulent 60s. A funny-serious movie with gorgeous cars and colours and an amazing feel for the artefacts of an instantly vanished era.




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Watched this a couple of days ago, and I was completely drawn in to these kids' extravagant night out, wanting to know what happens to all of them, and hoping that everything turns out alright for them after various mishaps and such. Awesome. ... More

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