It was a time of crisis, a time of war and social revolt. And it marked the end of an era of innocence for the group of friends who found themselves in the eye of the storm that was the 60's: Vietnam, Haight-Ashbury and the campus peace movement. A time when becoming an adult meant laughing, crying and savoring old friendships.
This loosely structured sequel to "American Graffiti" jumps back and forth in time, chronicling the first film's close-knit bunch of hot-rodding teenagers as they go their separate ways. In 1964, John Milner has changed little and still occupies his time with women and fast cars. In 1965, Terry the Toad, now a soldier, schemes to get out of Vietnam by faking an injury. In 1966, Debbie and Carol join the flower people in San Francisco. In 1967, now-married Steve and Laurie play out a domestic dispute while a riot breaks out at an anti-war rally.
Coming Of Age |
"More American Graffiti" was the sequel to the hugely successful 1973 film, "American Graffiti," writer-director George Lucas's nostalgic look at the '50's. Most of the original cast members reprised their roles for the second film, with the exception of Richard Dreyfuss, who was replaced by Will Seltzer.
Filmed in Technicolor. Sound by Dolby.
"More American Graffiti" splits the characters into four groups and depicts their lives on New Year's Eve in four different years. These four separate segments were filmed in four different styles: for 1964 it was a traditional Hollywood style in wide-screen and Technicolor; for the 1965 Vietnam segments it was a grittier, 16mm documentary style; for the 1966 San Francisco it was split-screen and psychedelia; and for 1967 it was glossy and slick, like a television commercial.
Scenes taking place in Vietnam were shot in Central California.