Co-written by George Lucas, Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, and directed by George Lucas, this iconic film features an incredible rock-and-roll soundtrack and a stellar ensemble cast, including supporting roles by Mackenzie Phillips, Harrison Ford, Bo Hopkins and Wolfman Jack. Shot on a limited budget in less than a month, American Graffiti is a time-capsule of what it was like to grow up in California in the late '50s and early '60s, in the era of car cruising and rural road drag-racing, and the film remains a timeless, classic depiction of that innocent era before the Vietnam War.
Labels: comedy, drama, high school, romance, teenager
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An excellent film review by Joe Valdez for thisdistractedglobe.com dated Aug. 5, 2008.