American Graffiti

On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, friends Curt (Richard Dreyfuss), Steve (Ronny Howard), Terry (Charles Martin Smith) and John (Paul Le Mat) cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey (Wolfman Jack) spins classic rock'n'roll tunes. It's the last night before their grown-up lives begin, and Steve's high-school sweetheart, a hot-to-trot blonde, a bratty adolescent and a disappearing angel in a Thunderbird provide all the excitement they can handle.

American Graffiti

Ron Howard
Richard Dreyfuss
Paul Le Mat
Charlie Martin Smith
Candy Clark
Mackenzie Phillips
Cindy Williams
Wolfman Jack
Harrison Ford

George Lucas

Francis Ford Coppola

Written by:
George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck

Universal Pictures


Box Office:
$140 million


Academy Awards - Best Picture (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Director (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Film Editing (Nominated)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy (Won)
Golden Globes - Most Promising Newcomer - Male (Won)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (Nominated)
Golden Globes - Best Director - Motion Picture (Nominated)
BAFTA Awards - Best Supporting Actress (Nominated)

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