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American Graffiti
  • PG
  • 1h 52m
  • 1973
Certified Fresh96%
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From director George Lucas (Star Wars) and producer Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), American Graffiti is a classic coming-of-age story set against the 1960s backdrop of hot rods, drive-ins and rock n’ roll. Starring Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips and Suzanne Somers in their breakout roles, this nostalgic look back follows a group of teenagers as they cruise the streets on their last summer night before college. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, American Graffiti features the howling sounds of Wolfman Jack and an unforgettable soundtrack with songs by Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys and Bill Haley & His Comets.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh96%
Critics Consensus: One of the most influential of all teen films, American Graffiti is a funny, nostalgic, and bittersweet look at a group of recent high school grads' last days of innocence.
Reviews
Hollywood Reporter
Alan R. Howard
Fresh

The movie is a comic poem which celebrates the past but also catalogues its textures with telling...

August 1, 2017
TIME Magazine
Jay Cocks
Fresh

This superb and singular film catches not only the charm and tribal energy of the teen-age 1950s b...

June 25, 2017
Variety
A.D. Murphy
Fresh

There is brilliant interplaying and underplaying, of script, performers and direction which will r...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

The film that launched a thousand careers.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Coming-of-age classic still a must-see for teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that American Graffiti holds up beautifully for teens. Because it's set in the '60s, there is smoking and loads of drinking. There's a fistfight, some off-screen gunshots, drag racing, a car explotion, and a small amount of profanity ("s--t," "damn," hell"). Teens challenge authority, drink and drive, talk about sex, make out, and there's one shot of a boy's naked backside (in a drive-by mooning).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Classics, Teen, Comedy, Drama, Franchise
  • Release Date:July 1, 1973
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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