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PG | | Comedy, Drama, War | 3 August 1979 (USA)
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College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late 1960s.

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Bill Norton (as B.W.L. Norton)

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Bill Norton (as B.W.L. Norton), George Lucas (based on characters created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candy Clark ... Debbie Dunham
Bo Hopkins ... Little Joe
Ron Howard ... Steve Bolander
Paul Le Mat ... John Milner
Mackenzie Phillips ... Carol / Rainbow
Charles Martin Smith ... Terry the Toad
Cindy Williams ... Laurie Bolander
Anna Bjorn ... Eva
Richard Bradford ... Major Creech
John Brent John Brent ... Ralph
Country Joe McDonald ... Country Joe and the Fish
Barry Melton Barry Melton ... Country Joe and the Fish (as Barry 'the Fish' Melton)
Robert Hogins Robert Hogins ... Country Joe and the Fish
Robert Flurie Robert Flurie ... Country Joe and the Fish
Peter Albin Peter Albin ... Country Joe and the Fish
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College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late 1960s.

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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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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Icelandic

Release Date:

3 August 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Purple Haze See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,014,674

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,014,674
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Terry 'The Toad' Fields: Got my orders.
John Milner: Yeah?
Terry 'The Toad' Fields: Leavin' tonight.
John Milner: Where to?
Debbie Dunham: Vietnam.
Terry 'The Toad' Fields: That's right. Uncle Sam says: I need the Toad. Only way we're gonna win this one: get the Toad in there.
John Milner: You're gonna kick some ass, huh?
Terry 'The Toad' Fields: Kick ass, take names, and eat Kong for breakfast.
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Hang on Sloopy
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Pointless sequel
13 December 2004 | by preppy-3See 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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