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The Great American Picture Show: American Graffiti


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continues a season celebrating Hollywood's 'new wave' directors of the 70s, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ronny Howard

A small Californian town: 1962. Four friends - about to leave for college - get together for a typical night's entertainment, centred on chasing girls and baiting the local police. This free-wheeling, highly-entertaining film has a memorable music score - made up of 50s' rock hits - which did much to ensure the movie's sensational box-office success.
Films: page 15
(First showing on British television)


Screenplay: George Lucas
Screenplay: Gloria Katz
Screenplay: Willard Huyck
Producer: Francis Ford Coppola
Producer: Gary Kurtz
Director: George Lucas
Curt Henderson: Richard Dreyfuss
Steve Bolander: Ronny Howard
John Milner: Paul Le Mat
Terry Fields: Charlie Martin Smith
Laurie: Cindy Williams
Debbie: Candy Clark
Carol: MacKenzie Phillips
Disc jockey: Wolfman Jack
Joe: Bo Hopkins
Carlos: Manuel Padilla Jr

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The Great American Picture Show: American Graffiti

BBC Two England, 5 October 1980 22.45

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