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More American Graffiti (1979)

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Returning from the original American Graffiti are Debbie Dunham, Steve Bolander, John Milner, Carol/Rainbow, Terry the Toad and Laurie Bolander (Candy Clark, Ron Howard, Paul LeMat, Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Martin Smith and Cindy Williams), but Richard Dreyfuss is missing and Harrison Ford shows up in a gag cameo. The sequel brings its principles into the more radical end of the 1960s, with Steve and Laurie, now married, on the fringes of the protest movement. Debbie and Carol have been lured into the flower-power milieu by rocker Newt (Scott Glenn). And John has parlayed his love of hot rods into a drag-racing career. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bill L. Norton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 2, 2003
Box Office: $8.1M
Runtime:
MCA Universal Home Video

Cast

Richard Bradford
as Major Creech
Ken Place
as Beckwith
Doug Sahm
as Bobbie
Will Seltzer
as Andy Henderson
Monica Tenner
as Moonflower
Wolfman Jack
as Himself
Country Joe McDonald
as Country Joe and the ...
Barry Melton
as Country Joe and the ...
Robert Hogins
as Country Joe and the ...
Robert Flurie
as Country Joe and the ...
Peter Albin
as Country Joe and the ...
Harold Aceves
as Country Joe and the ...
Rosanna Arquette
as Girl in Commune #1
Nancy Fish
as Police Matron
Tom Baker
as Cop #1
Eric Barnes
as Sergeant Dutton
Paul G. Hensler
as Lieutenant
Robert Hirschfeld
as Delivery Man
Becky Bedoy
as Girl in Bus #1
Buzz Borelli
as The Freak
Patrick G. Burns
as Musician #1
Tim Burrus
as Slick Eddie
Chet Carter
as Race Starter
Dion Chesse
as Delivery Man #1
Mark Courtney
as Kevin Bolander
Michael Courtney
as Teddy Bolander
Denny Delk
as Police Sergeant
Steve Evans
as Race Announcer
Paul G Hensler
as Lieutenant #1
Julie Anna Hicks
as Child in Commune
Robert E. Hirschfeld
as Delivery Man #2
Jay Jacobus
as Congressman
Naomi Judd
as Girl in Bus #2
Leslie Gay Leace
as Girl in Bus #3
Delroy Lindo
as Army Sergeant
Dwight Reber
as Pilot #1
Sandra Rider
as Girl in Commune #2
Morgan Upton
as Mr. Hunt
John Vella
as Big Guy
Dan Woodworth
as Student Leader
Clay Wright
as Pilot #2
Harrison Ford
as Officer Bob Falfa
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Critic Reviews for More American Graffiti

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Hate to make the obvious snark, but sometimes "More" is less.

April 3, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Another sequel that never should have been committed to celluloid.

December 19, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

April 4, 2006
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Audience Reviews for More American Graffiti

I'm not quite sure if George Lucas was involved with the sequel. We know he doesn't have a reputation for making unnecessary sequels (ha ha). Anyways, this one should have been shelved in a hurry. We end up hating the characters that we loved in the first film.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

½

The sequel to the classic that had launched successes is more of a reunion with more compels and still go on being a tribute to the 60s (even circling on Vietnam), making this good as its predecessor. (B)

(Full review coming soon)

½

I had always heard a lot of bad things concerning the sequel to American Graffiti. Some believe that it should never have happened, and some go as far as calling it a disgrace to the original. I don't necessarily agree that it ruins the memory of the original, in fact, I think George Lucas had an interesting idea in taking these characters through the turbulent 60s. The thing that ruins this movie for me is the unfocused nature of the thing, there are simply too many characters running around, and their stories don't relate to each other. The only thing they share in common is the era. Those expecting More American Graffiti to recapture the fun and nostalgia of the first film are really expecting a movie that this was never meant to be. Personally, I feel like a good movie could have been made from this idea but the execution fails.

BatMime
Philip Zamora

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