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February 25, 2008 Good article nominee Listed
May 4, 2008 Featured article candidate Not promoted
May 15, 2008 Peer review Reviewed
Current status: Good article

A-Class review for WikiProject Films[edit]

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American Graffiti[edit]

pharoe's car[edit]

Can anyone tell me the make. year and model of the car the Pharoe's had in the movie? Thanks, rck129@yahoo.com (please send to this email addy) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rck129 (talkcontribs) 14:04, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

The Axle Trick[edit]

There is an episode of Leave it To Beaver where one of the kids gets a car (Model T, how old is this?). I think it was Eddie Haskell. Anyway, he's so annoying that the other two older kids decide to pull a trick. They chain the rear axle to a tree so that he'll go screeching out out the driveway and jerk to a stop. This being sitcom TV, all we see it the two boys watching from behind a bush, then sound effects, then the rear axle with chain rolls into the picture and Eddie whining "Daaaaad!"

So I assume this trick was a common urban legend of the time.

59 - 62 discrepancy[edit]

The friends were from the Class of 59 but the movie is set in 1962. Could someone edit the article to explain why the gap? Comet Tuttle (talk) 21:22, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

License plate[edit]

Apparently one of the cars in this film has license plate THX138, possibly as a reference to Lucas's earlier film THX 1138 - can anybody find a WP:RS so that this may be added? --Redrose64 (talk) 12:40, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Discussion pertaining to non-free image(s) used in article[edit]

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Legacy[edit]

Would American Graffiti be considered the first of the films about the end of high school? Would movies like "Can't Hardly Wait" be inspired by American Graffiti? 158.80.40.2 (talk) 16:36, 6 June 2011 (UTC)amyanda2000


I have tried to Edit the "Legacy" section of American Graffiti, but my edit's disappear quite quickly. What I wanted to add to the "Legacy" section is that guitarist Jeff Beck - renowned through out the world as one of the greatest rock guitarists - is also a huge Hot-Rod enthusiast. He builds his own cars and has built a yellow Deuce replica complete w/ the THX 138 license plate. On his 1999 album titled: Who Else! - he has a song titled: THX138

You can find Jeff on You Tube discussing this and showing his car off, just search on YT for: Jeff Beck - Music and Cars Part 1. DrDeath26 (talk) 00:30, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

New American Graffiti Jeff's All Graffiti All The Time[edit]

I would like to add an external link to the American Graffiti page. If someone(a human not an automated machine)would take the time to look at this site with the facts and pictures It would be a great addition to this page. there are other blogs listed so that excuse doesn't work. http://jeffsallgraffitiallthetime.blogspot.com 67.184.246.44 (talk) 21:18, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Dubious claim[edit]

The claim that ILM enhanced the film for its BR release, deleted from the George Lucas article on Wikipedia, has popped up again here, again without a source. If a source cannot be provided I will revisit and amend the text.Theonemacduff (talk) 16:40, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

If it's unsourced, there is no reason not to remove it. I would think such a claim, if true, could be sourced faily easily. This is not an obscure film, a great deal has been written about it, same goes for ILM and George Lucas, and their activities are well documented. ---The Old JacobiteThe '45 19:10, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

No mention of Falfa's '55 Chevy[edit]

I am new to this page, but since hot rods are such a prominent theme in this film, I think it's worth mentioning that Bob Falfa drives a '55 Chevy. I suggest adding it to the Plot section, since the lead-up to Falfa's race against Milner's deuce coupe, not to mention the race itself, is such an important part of the plot. Not sure how best to do that though, so I am open to suggestions. (Also of note is the fact that the '55 Chevy Harrison Ford drove in the movie was the same car featured in Two-Lane Blacktop.)Pistongrinder (talk) 16:50, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

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Baxter book source cites inaccuracies[edit]

Made changes on 28 Oct 2015 to certain info and cites to the Baxter book. Found at library hardback copy of the Baxter book and checked dubious allegations and cites from it included in this article. Baxter's unauthorized biography of Lucas is without any source citations for its claims, making them dubious at best. Even if claims from the unsourced book are to be included in this article, cite-checking the book (p 129-130 discusses gossip about conduct of the actors during filming) confirms several are misstated, not actually mentioned in the book or otherwise inaccurately cited in this article. Ex -Book doesn't claim actors were drunk between takes; doesn't mention any alleged bar fight involving Ford or his being arrested. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mmlesp (talkcontribs) 20:46, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

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