AMERICAN GRAFFITI (Theatrical Release USA 1973)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Stars ìììì

America Graffiti
surprises and delights. Do not expect a high school musical with lots of sexual references and nudity. Expect, instead, a perfectly rated PG movie that produces good, clean entertainment that is worth every one of its 112 minutes. It’s a George Lucas film that has been rated as historically significant and placed into the National Film Registry. The film covers the time span of one evening by detailing the 1960s practice of cruising, picking up girls, eating at drive-in restaurants, street racing, and ‘making out’ in out-of-the-way places. Two of the high school graduates, Curt (Richard Dreyfuss) and his friend Steve (Ron Howard) waiver on their decision to go to college. A hot rodder, Bob Falfa (Harrison Ford), flips his car in a racing car accident and future plans are changed and solidified for everyone involved.

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Additional Thanks

The film is a Best Work Effort for Director George Lucas. Thank you to Producer Francis Ford Coppola for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: John (Paul Le Mat), Terry (Charles Martin Smith), Laurie (Cindy Williams), Debbie (Candy Clark), Carol (Mackenzie Phillips), Disc Jockey (Wolfman Jack), Joe (Bo Hopkins), and Carlos (Manuel Padilla Jr.)

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It's a work of art that nicely captures a period in America's maturation process.

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