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More American Graffiti (1979)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, War | 3 August 1979 (USA)
College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s.

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Eva
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John Brent ...
Ralph
Country Joe McDonald ...
Country Joe and the Fish
Barry Melton ...
Country Joe and the Fish (as Barry 'the Fish' Melton)
Robert Hogins ...
Country Joe and the Fish
Robert Flurie ...
Country Joe and the Fish
Peter Albin ...
Country Joe and the Fish
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College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s.

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The sights and sounds of the '60s. There were bittersweet times. There were funny times. And it was all unforgettable. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Release Date:

3 August 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Purple Haze  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,100,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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George Lucas' original four story lines were about Curt (Richard Dreyfuss' character) and Laurie (Cindy Williams) and the changes they underwent in the sixties, Debby (Candy Clark) being a topless dancer who had an affair with a local politician, Milner (Paul Le Mat) trying to beat the Factory Racing Team at the local drag strip, and Toad (Charles Martin Smith) in Vietnam. When Dreyfuss refused to sign on, Lucas had to invent a new character, Laurie's younger brother Andy (Will Seltzer, who also auditioned for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)). See more »

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When Milner pulls up to the line at the drag strip, a round sign for KYA FM is on the fence. KYA was an AM station in the 60s. See more »

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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

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Fixin' to Die Rag
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27 July 2001 | by (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

There was no way More American Graffiti was going to be a great film. It was following up one of the most popular movies of the 70's. George Lucas was barely involved in the production. It had a messed up story that took place on 4 seperate New Years Eves. Considering all the things working against it, I suppose it's not all that bad. There are some great scenes, but there's also an equal amount of bad scenes. John Milner's story is fairly entertaining. Toad's Vietnam story is a lot of fun to watch. But the other two stories are mediocre at best. I guess you can say half of the movie works, and the other half doesn't. Parts of the film are very funny. The highlights being Toad's attempts to get out of the Vietnam War, and Harrison Ford's cameo as a traffic cop. As a huge fan of the original American Graffiti, I got some enjoyment out of seeing all the characters again. But for most people, More American Graffiti will probably feel like a waste of time.


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