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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 1960s.

Director:

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

Writers:

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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Taglines:

More laughs. More music. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

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
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

An uncredited Marcia Lucas edited the split-screen scenes for the 1966 sequence (many of which were incorporated to cover up the story defects). George Lucas, also uncredited, edited the Vietnam scenes for the 1965 sequence, making footage of just two helicopters seem like a dozen. See more »

Goofs

As Beckwith and Milner are lining up for the race to determine who gets to race against the "Hunt Brothers factory car", after they exchange the "thumbs down" and the "middle finger" you can see a mid '70's yellow Camaro and a mid '70's black Chevrolet truck in the background when they cut to the view of the starting line from the grandstands. See more »

Quotes

Steve Bolander: [being frisked by a police officer] I want you to know you're facing false arrest charges.
Steve Bolander: [turns to face the cop] What's your badge number?
Cop #2: Turn around!
Steve Bolander: I got it! I saw it, you're gonna hear from my attorney.
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Crazy Credits

The Bolander twins in the end credits are listed as Kevin and Teddy, instead of their real names, Mark and Michael. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Cruisin' 57 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn, Turn, Turn
Written by Pete Seeger
Performed by The Byrds
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Unnecessary, Nearly Unwatchable Sequel
15 July 2004 | by dglinkSee 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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