American Graffiti 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Some statistics:

Release date: 08-01-1973

Budget: $750 000

Domestic Gross: $115 000 000

Rentals: $55 128 000

 

 

Producer – Francis Ford Coppola; Gary Kurtz

Director – Georg Lucas

Screenwriter – Georg Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck

Visual director – Haskall Wexler

 

 

 

 

 

Performer

Richard Dreyfuss

Ron Howard

Paul Le Mat

Charles Martin Smith

Cindy Williams

Candy Clark

Mackenzie Phillips

Wolfman Jack

Harrison Ford

Character

Curt

Steve

John

Terry

Laurie

Debbie

Carol

Himself

Falfa

 

 

1973’s American Graffiti was George Lucas’ blessing. Two years earlier he made THX-1138, and when that movie failed horribly at the box office, George Lucas thought he would never be able to show his face in Hollywood again. But they gave him another chance. He was to write and direct the low-budget movie American Graffiti. With the modest $750 000 budget the film ended up grossing $115 million domestically, with an additional $55 million in

video rentals. It also paved the way for Star War.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But American Graffiti was more than just a box office hit, it was a critical hit as well. The film went on to earn 5 Academy Award Nominations, one Golden Globe for Best Picture and Most Promising Newcomer (male) for Paul Le Mat and was also awarded at international film festivals. The American Film Institute selected American Graffiti as one of the best 100 films ever made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where

were

you

in

’62 ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

&

Carol

Steve

&

Laurie

 

Curt

Terry

&

Debbie

Mel’s Drive-In

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