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      American Graffiti

      PG Now Playing 1 hr. 50 min. Comedy Drama TRAILER for American Graffiti: Trailer 1 List
      95% 62 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score From director George Lucas (Star Wars) and producer Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), 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. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      One of the most influential of all teen films, American Graffiti is a funny, nostalgic, and bittersweet look at a group of recent high school grads' last days of innocence.

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      Lord W Classic! Amazing in theaters. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/03/23 Full Review Google Important film making an important statement about youth and American pop culture and coming of age in the 1960s. Fun movie, yet also serious. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/29/22 Full Review bobby More like this please Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/29/22 Full Review Anthony P I ADORE THE ENTIRE MOVIE. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/29/22 Full Review Narciso R One of a kind. What a cast. NRJ. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/25/24 Full Review Augustine J This was a surprisingly wholesome and fun movie. It's a fun look back from the seventies to the early sixties. It's like Dazed and Confused's older brother. Just one fun night following a fun group of teens around. It's also the movie that put George Lucas on the map and put him in the position to be able to make Star Wars, so that's kinda cool. It's a fun romp, go watch it. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/13/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      American Graffiti

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      Jake Cole Slant Magazine The primary interest of American Graffiti is its setting and the nostalgia that it conjures. Nov 8, 2023 Full Review Pauline Kael New Yorker The movie has no resonance except from the jukebox sound and the eerie, nocturnal jukebox look. Sep 19, 2023 Full Review Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times A surprise blockbuster hit with an enormous and lasting cultural footprint. Aug 26, 2023 Full Review Jeff Beck The Blu Spot American Graffiti is a classic coming-of-age flick that holds up rather well after 50 years. It may not be too heavy on plot, but it more than makes up for it with its charming characters, brought to life by a tremendous cast, and its rockin' soundtrack. Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 6, 2023 Full Review David Elliott Chicago Daily News I'm not sure I would have enjoyed their way of life, but it's a great one to remember, even if you didn't live it yourself, and it makes American Graffiti the ultimate nostalgia movie -- certainly the best teen-myth movie since Rebel Without a Cause. Oct 3, 2023 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand Nothing much really happens as they hit the sock-hop, cruise the strip, grab a bite at the drive-in, and square off in a drag race on the outskirts of town. It’s more of a mosaic, jumping from character to character over the long, last night... Aug 19, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis From director George Lucas (Star Wars) and producer Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), 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
      Screenwriter
      George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures, Coppola Company, Lucasfilm Ltd.
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 11, 1973, Wide
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Aug 27, 2023
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 13, 2015
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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