#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – It’s the proverbial end of the summer 1962 in a small southern California town. It’s the evening before best friends and recent high school graduates, Curt Henderson and Steve Bolander, are scheduled to leave town to head to college back east. Curt, who received a lucrative local scholarship, is seen as the promise that their class holds. But Curt is having second thoughts about leaving what Steve basically sees as their dead end town. Curt’s beliefs are strengthened when he spots an unknown beautiful blonde in a T-bird who mouths the words “I love you” to him. As Curt tries to find that blonde while trying to get away from a local gang who have him somewhat hostage, Curt may come to a decision about his immediate future. Outgoing class president Steve, on the other hand, wants to leave, despite meaning that he will leave girlfriend, head cheerleader and Curt’s sister, Laurie Henderson, behind. Steve and Laurie spend the evening “negotiating” the state of their relationship. Meanwhile, two of their friends cruise around town for the evening. Steve has left his car to meek and mild-mannered Terry “Toad” Fields to look after during his absence. The wheels give Toad a new sense of confidence, which he uses to try and impress Debbie Dunham, a more experienced girl generally out of his league. And John Milner, who is seen as the king of the street race in his souped-up yellow deuce coupe, tries to get rid of precocious pre-teen, Carol Morrison, who has somehow become his passenger for the evening, while dealing with the challenge of bold out-of-towner, Bob Falfa.
Plot: A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
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This is the ground-breaking work by George Lucas, loosely based on his friends and his experiences as a teenager living in the San Joaquin Valley at the beginning of the 1960s, a time of gentle naiveté and innocence. There are no words to describe the edgy sweetness and humor that permeates this ensemble story of friends and enemies, jocks, brains, and punks maneuvering through the stultifying heat of the last weekend of summer vacation, 1962.
American Graffiti is a comedy, a drama, a tragedy, a musical, and a reminder of what small-town America once was, a mere forty years ago. From its breezy humor to its excruciating last moments (I remember theater-goers stunned in their seats, sobbing after the credits were done), Lucas’s first major hit hits home. American Graffiti is pure magic.
“Where were you in ’62?” (Original ad)
Nostalgic look at one night/morning of a small California town and some of its teenagers. Story-wise this is nothing new–all the stereotypes are in place–the loving/bickering couple (Ron Howard and Cindy Williams); the rebel (Paul Le Mal) stuck with a 13 year old (Mackenzie Phuillips); the nerd (Charles Martin Smith) having a disastrous date with a blonde (Candy Clark); the hood (Bo Hopkins) showing the good boy (Richard Dreyfuss) a night out and Harrison Ford and Suzanne Somers in small parts.
What makes this movie better than average is the great direction by George Lucas–he fills the Cinemascope screen masterfully; the non-stop soundtrack of 50s/60s hits; a great script and the cast of then-unknowns. It’s incredible to see some of these actors so young (especially Ford and Dreyfuss) and full of life. Without this cast, this movie would probably have long-since been forgotten.
So, no great shakes, but very sweet and nostalgic with some good acting. Worth catching. Try to see it letter-boxed or on a big screen.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min), 1 hr 52 min (112 min) (re-release) (1978), 3 hr 30 min (210 min) (rough cut)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director George Lucas
Writer George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith
Awards Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures, Coppola Company, Lucasfilm Ltd.
Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (Dolby System®)
Aspect Ratio 2.33 : 1 (negative ratio), 2.35 : 1, 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Eclair NPR
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,012 m (1974) (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5254)
Cinematographic Process Techniscope
Printed Film Format 35 mm