American Graffiti (41:48)
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!
American Graffiti and More American Graffiti on Wikipedia
Links to: Richard Dreyfuss and Ronny Howard and Charles Martin Smith and Paul Le Mat and Cindy Williams and Candy Clark and Mackenzie Phillips and Harrison Ford
Box Office Mojo Top 300 Adjusted For Inflation
1973 Academy Award winners & nominees
YouTube links: The water balloon to the mush and the liquor store scene and Wolfman Jack counsels Curt and the original Happy Days “Rock Around The Clock” opening credits sequence
Previously on the T100P: The Godfather
Next week on the T100P: Chinatown
One thought on “American Graffiti (1973)”
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.