Picked by Roibeard, House Manager
On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, friends Curt (Richard Dreyfuss), Steve (Ronny Howard), Terry (Charles Martin Smith) and John (Paul Le Mat) cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey (Wolfman Jack) spins classic rock'n'roll tunes. It's the last night before their grown-up lives begin, and Steve's high-school sweetheart, a hot-to-trot blonde, a bratty adolescent and a disappearing angel in a Thunderbird provide all the excitement they can handle.
Roibeard says: After his first feature (THX 1138) flopped at the Box Office, George Lucas needed a success or his film career could have ended before it began. Thankfully, AMERICAN GRAFFITI (based on George's teenage years) struck a chord with audiences being both critically and comercially successful. Without this film, we wouldn't have STAR WARS or INDIANA JONES, and the landscape of films today would be vastly different.