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2,461 Ratings

American Graffiti

Directed by George Lucas
United States, 1973
Comedy, Drama, Romance


At the end of the summer of 1962 in Southern California, a group of friends gather together to spend one last night cruising their hometown before they all part ways for college in the fall.

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American Graffiti Directed by George Lucas

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1974 | 5 nominations including: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Locarno International Film Festival

1973 | Winner: Bronze Leopard

National Film Preservation Board

1995 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

“American Graffiti” was set in a context of blissful ignorance regarding political conflicts and international crises; it’s an insistently, hermetically ahistorical film. By the end, the characters’ obliviousness comes off not only as a privilege and a pleasure but a disaster: it renders them not history’s agents but (avoiding spoilers) history’s victims.
January 04, 2019
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