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American Graffiti (1973)

PG 110 min - Comedy, Drama - 1 August 1973
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American Graffiti is a classic coming-of-age story set against the 1960s backdrop of hot rods, drive-ins and rock n' roll. Starring Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips and Suzanne Somers in their breakout roles, this nostalgic look back follows a group of teenagers as they cruise the streets on their last summer night before college. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, American Graffiti features the howling sounds of Wolfman Jack and an unforgettable soundtrack with songs by Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys and Bill Haley & His Comets.

Director:  George Lucas
Stars:  Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack, Bo Hopkins, Manuel Padilla Jr., Beau Gentry, Harrison Ford, Kathleen Quinlan, Suzanne Somers, John Brent, Kay Lenz, Debralee Scott, Terence McGovern, Lynne Marie Stewart, Jana Bellan, Jim Bohan, Susan Richardson, Scott Beach, Jody Carlson, Joe Miksak, Al Nalbandian

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American Graffiti is a classic coming-of-age story set against the 1960s backdrop of hot rods, drive-ins and rock n' roll. Starring Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips and Suzanne Somers in their breakout roles, this nostalgic look back follows a group of teenagers as they cruise the streets on their last summer night before college. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, American Graffiti features the howling sounds of Wolfman Jack and an unforgettable soundtrack with songs by Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys and Bill Haley & His Comets.



Tagline: Where were you in '62?

Genres: Comedy, Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  1 August 1973

Box Office

Budget:  $777,000
Revenue:  $140,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Universal Pictures, Lucasfilm, The Coppola Company

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 50 min

 Academy Award Nominations

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Candy Clark {“Debbie”}
DIRECTING — George Lucas
FILM EDITING — Verna Fields, Marcia Lucas
BEST PICTURE — Francis Ford Coppola, Producer; Gary Kurtz, Co-Producer
WRITING (Story and Screenplay–based on factual material or material not previously published or produced) — George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck


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