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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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Ralph
Country Joe McDonald ...
Country Joe and the Fish
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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,100,000 (USA)
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This sequel cost eight times as much as the original American Graffiti (1973), but was brought in within it's $6 million budget and forty five day schedule. See more »

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When Ole and Eva are talking amongst them, they are not talking Norwegian as we are told they are, but in fact Danish. See more »

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Felix: Do you know I used to know a surfer named Lance? His name was No Pants Lance.
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References Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

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Your Precious Love
Written by Arthur Brooks, Jerry Butler and Richard Brooks
Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Courtesy of Motown Record Corporation
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Unnecessary, Nearly Unwatchable Sequel
15 July 2004 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

The final frames of the original "American Graffiti" provide one-line summaries of the fates of the film's four central male characters. While somewhat sexist in omitting the female characters, the ending of the original film provided all the information about those people that even the most ardent fan of the movie would want. However, someone felt that mega-bucks could be made by detailing the dreary lives of these characters after the original film ended. Bad move. Making an insurance salesman and his wife, a nerdy private in Vietnam, a drag race driver, and a overgrown hippie into interesting characters in interesting situations was far beyond the talents of those who wrote this nearly unwatchable movie. While most of the original cast is back, with only Richard Dreyfuss having the good sense to stay away, "More American Graffiti" is a mess of silly situations that involve protests, car races, country singers, and the Vietnam war. The use of split screens, once thought innovative and daring, is overused here to the point of distraction and adds confusion to the already confused goings one. This is a sequel that demonstrates nearly everything that can go wrong with a sequel. Perhaps it should be screened in film schools as a lesson. Even the use of period music, which was a delight in the original, is poorly done here. If you want more "American Graffiti," see the original twice.


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