American Graffiti

Lists: Comedy, Drama, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979

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

Overall Ranking: 573 (Rank from 1973: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 42.86%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Josh of Classicblanca100
Patrick Devitt100
David Baruffi97(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
Jim Carrier79Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 6
Rob from GuysFilmQuest78
Bryan Lienesch47 - Like 'Apocalypse Now' for Coppola, 'American Graffiti' is a forgettable creation by a director whose greatest work is and will forever be a certain trilogy.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 3

People Involved

  • Richard Dreyfuss (Curt Henderson)
  • Ron Howard (Steve Bolander)
  • Paul Le Mat (John Milner)
  • Charles Martin Smith (Terry The Toad Fields)
  • Cindy Williams (Laurie Henderson)
  • Candy Clark (Debbie Dunham)
  • Mackenzie Phillips (Carol)
  • Wolfman Jack (XERB Disc Jockey)
  • Bo Hopkins (Joe Young)
  • Manuel Padilla Jr. (Carlos)
  • Beau Gentry (Ants)
  • Harrison Ford (Bob Falfa)
  • George Lucas (Director)