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More American Graffiti (1979)

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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Ralph
Country Joe McDonald ...
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Barry Melton ...
Country Joe and the Fish (as Barry 'the Fish' Melton)
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Peter Albin ...
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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,100,000 (USA)
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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 »

Quotes

Terry 'The Toad' Fields: Oh, come on, look at me, I'm a free man! The war is over, and I win!
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She's Not There
Written by Rod Argent
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Courtesy of The Decca Record Company, Ltd. and Marquis Enterprises, Ltd.
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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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