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American Graffiti

Writers: George Lucas, Gloria Kurtz, Willard Huyck

Director: George Lucas

Release: August 11, 1973

Tagline: Where were you in ’62?

Producer: Francis Ford Coppola
Co-Producer: Gary Kurtz

Stars/Actors: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Wolfman Jack, Harrison Ford

Music by: Kim Fowley

Production Company: Universal Pictures, Lucasfilm, The Coppola Company

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy

ID: tt0069704

Rating: PG

Runtime: 110 minutes

Synopsis: A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

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Quotes and Lines

“Sneakin’ around with the Wolfman, baby. This is gonna strike a raw nerve, Mama. Here’s The Platters.”

“We’re finally getting out of this turkey town, and now you wanna crawl back into your cell, right? You wanna end up like John? You just can’t stay 17 forever.”

“The Wolfman is everywhere. I can’t talk for the Wolfman, but I can tell you one thing. If the Wolfman was here, he’d say: ‘Get your ass in gear!’ The Wolfman comes in here occasionally bringing tapes, you know, to check up on me, what-not. And the places he talks about that he’s been. The things he’s seen. There’s a great big beautiful world out there. And here I sit sucking on popsicles.”

“You’re the most beautiful, exciting thing I’ve ever seen in my life and I don’t know anything about you.”

“I don’t like that surfin’ shit. Rock and roll’s been going down hill ever since Buddy Holly died.”

“It doesn’t make sense to leave home to look for home, to give up a life to find a new life, to say goodbye to friends you love just to find new friends.”