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


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College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s.

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More laughs. More music. See more »


Comedy | Drama | War


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Release Date:

3 August 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Purple Haze  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)


$8,100,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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The Vietnam sequence is set in 1965, around the time M16 rifles were introduced. Toad and other American soldiers are armed with later M16A1 rifles (distinguishable by their cylindrical muzzle and 30-round magazines) issued in 1967. While the early M16s were indeed notorious for jamming in Viet Nam's in jungle conditions, the M16A1 was specifically introduced to remedy this problem. See more »


Terry 'The Toad' Fields: Sir, I don't want to disappoint you, sir, but you've got yourself in with couple of cowards here. We like things safe and easy, understand?
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Pointless sequel
13 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"American Graffiti" while overpraised, is certainly one of the best films of the early 70s. It made tons of money and jump-started the careers of many stars. So, naturally they made a sequel--but why? At the end of the original it told us what happened to the main characters--there was absolutely no surprises here. That being said it's an OK movie.

The different types of screen sizes are nice--70mm for the race car sequences; small, hand-held for the Vietnam sequences; multiple screens for Candy Clark and the hippies and regular size screen for Howard and Williams "normal" couple. But, storywise, there was nothing new here and the different screen sizes can only hold you interest for a while. It was just an average movie--but a big let-down from the original. This was not a big hit when it was released--it disappeared quickly.

This is mostly a forgotten movie--as it should stay.

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