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

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(as B.W.L. Norton)

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Eva
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John Brent ...
Ralph
Country Joe McDonald ...
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Barry Melton ...
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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 »

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Comedy | Drama | War

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PG | See all certifications »

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3 August 1979 (USA)  »

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Purple Haze  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,100,000 (USA)
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Producer Howard G. Kazanjian was asked by George Lucas to come up with a list of young California screenwriters to write the screenplay based on Lucas' outlines. When he picked Bill Norton, Lucas told him that if he did a good job on the script, he could direct the movie. 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

John Milner: Hey! It's the little twerp!
Carol: Don't little twerp me, John, I've grown.
John Milner: [nods] A little bit.
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References Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

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Moon River
Music by Henry Mancini, lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Andy Williams
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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The original cast returns to adjust to life during the Vietnam Era.
13 November 1998 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This sequel to 'American Graffiti', the hit movie that spawned the 'retro `50s' fad of the early `70s, features everybody from the original cast except Richard Dreyfuss. Now older and wiser, the kids of 'Where were you in `62' learn to deal with life during the mid `60s Vietnam War Era. The film is unique in its filmmakers' method of juxtaposing frames of concurrent action from different scenes side by side with current scenes. The sequel's storyline idea takes its cue from the original film's end-credits, as all action again occurs within one day in their lives, but this time, in yet another original move, it's the same day, New Years' Eve, in 4 separate years in 4 of the different protagonists' lives. The film moves back and forth across the years effectively; to `64 with dragster John Milner in the race of his life, to `65 with Terry The Toad in Vietnam, to `66 with Terry's girlfriend Debbie Dunham, now a hippie chick in San Francisco just prior to the Summer of Love, to `67 with Steve & Laurie Bolander, the king & queen of the prom, now married with children in Modesto, CA. It explores the main themes of the `60s era: the war, muscle cars, drugs, campus protests, burning your draft card, police brutality `a la Kent State, "make-love-not-war", and more great music from the era. A must see for fans of the original film, the use of the inventive filming techniques is unusual and surely dismayed theatergoers upon its release as it bombed frightfully, probably due to the disdain for the `50s & `60s as being passe on the fringe of the `80s. But it is still a nicely-done film and quite enjoyable. It also features cameos from others in the original movie, including Harrison Ford reprising his role as Bob Falfa, now an S.F.P.D. motorcycle patrolman, plus Mackenzie Phillips & Bo Hopkins. A great study of `60s life and times.


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