American Graffiti

American Graffiti

DVD - 1998 | Widescreen collector's ed.
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A look at one hectic night in the life of a group of high school friends just before they go off to college, jobs, or the army.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, [1998].
Edition: Widescreen collector's ed.
ISBN: 9780783227375
Branch Call Number: AMERI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.


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d2013 Aug 23, 2013

Great cast, great cars and great music. One of my all-time favorites.

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Jun 16, 2017

I picked this movie up in the "Staff Picks" section. This movie had a great soundtrack. I had forgotten who all starred in it; besides Ron Howard.

Apr 10, 2017

American Graffiti meets Happy Days,has almost the same cast. This is a great coming of age film that belongs with Stand By Me & The Breakfast Club.

Portions filmed in downtown San Rafael, Marin County, California. Worth watching just for that!

May 19, 2015

Classic. This film takes you back to the time period before political correctness and big business climate change ruined things for America. It tells one night of high school kids graduating, cruising the strip in their hot rods and listening to Wolf Man Jack playing great music on the radio. A bygone era and a great movie!

May 06, 2015

I know this movie is a big deal but it's not a favorite of mine. It's okay but I just don't find it that interesting.

d2013 Aug 23, 2013

Great cast, great cars and great music. One of my all-time favorites.

rocknrollphilip Mar 29, 2013

Deft direction, wonderful acting, and the greatest soundtrack ever are the reasons why this remains my all-time favorite film. The end credits list JANE as being portrayed by Ann Kemper. She later became known as Kay Lenz. The music is recorded for the film and produced by Kim Fowley, of course. YEA, BABY, YEA!!

Dec 10, 2012

An excellent film on a bunch of kids who just finished high school and were pondering the next phase of their lives. Excellent sound tracks from the groups of the 60's and 70's, including The Platters. A great walk back to the past by babyboomers like me. Enjoyable.

Sep 27, 2012

Good coming of age film. Dazed and Confused is similar to this movie.

stephanie1111 May 30, 2012

I'm not sure what astounds me more, how bad this film is or how popular it was when it was released! American Graffiti lacks any semblance of a solid plot line, its really just a film showcasing cars from the early 1960s. If you want to witness the birth of George Lucas' narcissism, American Graffiti will demonstrate it perfectly. According to Wikipedia, each of the male characters represent Lucas in a different phase in his young life. The Wikipedia entry also states that it was rejected by four studios and that it was labeled "unreleasable" If you were a teenager in 1960s and want to relive your youth of cars, cruising, and "chicks" with no substance, this film may be for you!

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