American Graffiti (1973)

American Graffiti (41:48)

American Graffiti

George Lucas’ 1st AFIer is a lot more grounded than his most famous one, but it was a monster success all its own. The young cast (many first-timers) is uniformly excellent and the soundtrack is just lovely. Rev up your little deuce coupe for T100P podcast #86 while percolating that java juice from Sparkplug Coffee!

LINKS:

American Graffiti and More American Graffiti on Wikipedia

Richard Dreyfuss on IMDb

Ronny Howard on IMDb

Charles Martin Smith on IMDb

Paul Le Mat on IMDb

Cindy Williams on IMDb

Candy Clark on IMDb

Mackenzie Phillips on IMDb

Harrison Ford on IMDb

The soundtrack listing

AFI’s Top 100 lists

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Box Office Mojo Top 200 Adjusted For Inflation

1973 Academy Award winners & nominees

The water balloon to the mush on YouTube

The liquor store scene on YouTube

Wolfman Jack counsels Curt on YouTube

Original Happy Days “Rock Around The Clock” opening credits sequence on YouTube

Previously on the T100P: The Godfather

Next week on the T100P: Chinatown

Ryan’s mid-’90s review of Chinatown

One thought on “American Graffiti (1973)

  1. I love this movie — I’m a sucker for a good multi-story night-in-the-life teen flick — and it’s one of my dad’s all-time favourites. He would have been just slightly older than the lead characters in ’73, and I think cruising was a pretty popular occupation in the small town he grew up in.

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