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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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Country Joe McDonald ...
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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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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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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Toad is portrayed as a helicopter pilot, wearing the appropriate rank of a warrant officer, yet he is treated as a low-ranking enlisted man who takes orders from the First Sergeant and is placed on details for enlisted men. Normally, this would not be the case, as a warrant officer outranks a First Sergeant, and therefore would not carry out such tasks. Additionally, Toad's poor vision would have most-likely precluded him from being a helicopter pilot in the first place. See more »

Quotes

Laurie Bolander: Maybe I could straighten up this place for you.
Andy Henderson: No thanks, I like this place just the way it is.
Laurie Bolander: You like living in squalor?
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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

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Since I Fell for You
Performed by Lenny Welch
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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yes, flawed, but entertaining
29 December 2009 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

First off, you can not expect a sequel to excel. We get lucky sometimes but usually they are either totally lame or they fall into some sort of formula hellhole. This film, as many many reviewers have pointed out, does have flaws. Most films do. It is not that different in structure from the original either, following different story lines with different characters, albeit in different years rather than in the same night. The Vietnam sequences with Terry the Toad and Little Joe from the Pharohs gang are the best part of the movie. They could almost have made a single full-length sequel following that story line. A lot of reviewers liked the Milner sequences more than the Debbie sequences. I sort of go the other way around. I thought the Milner storyline was weak and there just wasn't much there. Maybe the hippie sequences were more familiar to me, but I related to that and thought most of it was hilarious. They could have dropped the entire other sequence as well ... it just labored to tell their story against a backdrop that was much bigger than they were.

Also liked the cameo by Falfa, Harrison Ford.

Anyway, maybe someone will come back and make the rest of the Terry-the-Toad in Vietnam story. Feel the same way about D-Day "whereabouts unknown" in Animal House. There's a movie there waiting to be told.


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