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More American Graffiti (1979)

 -  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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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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3 August 1979 (USA)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,100,000 (USA)
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Although the Bolander children are listed in the credits with fictional names. Steve (Ron Howard) calls them by their actual names of Mark and Michael in the film. See more »

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When Laurie's brother Andy is burning his draft card you can see that they're using a Bic lighter. This is set in 1967. The first Bic lighter was not made until 1973. See more »

Quotes

Congressman: To the VC: let them eat cake!
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Their futures were foretold at the conclusion of the original...
31 July 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

So why did we need "More"? It must've been a corporate decision--with financial gain the bottom line. If so, that plan didn't quite work, as "More American Graffiti" failed to catch on with its target audience, mostly due to the fact it reflects not the 1960s but TV sitcoms derived from '60s nostalgia. Ron Howard and Cindy Williams' story plays like a "Happy Days" rerun with bad language, however Charles Martin Smith's Vietnam episode is vividly captured--and the idea of him trying to blow off his own arm in order to get back home says more about the war than "The Deer Hunter" did in three hours. Paul LeMat has some good scenes flirting with a pretty Swede, while Candy Clark kicks around as a kooky hippie. The film, produced by George Lucas, is full of colorful distractions: multi-image cinematography, constant period music on the soundtrack, and lots of overacting. Unfortunately, nothing can distract from the laziness of the writing, nor from the film's somewhat tiring concept (which feels awfully gimmicky). The episodes aren't shaped with much thoughtfulness, and the film is insensitive and preconceived. ** from ****


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