American Graffiti is one of the ubiquitous “car guy” movies, a must-see for anybody with an affinity for the car scene, regardless of age. Telling the tale of a group of California teens and the last night of their summer vacation, American Graffiti was selected by Congress for preservation as a “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” film in 1995.
After the original film received such widespread acclaim and love from the movie going audience, a second film, More American Graffiti, was made to ride the success of the first. The second film is set over the course of four consecutive New Year’s Eve holidays and tells four separate stories, one of which is the story of John Milner, the head honcho of the drag racing scene in the first film, as his career on the track advances. Milner and his arch-rival engage in a back-and-forth war of words in the pits before facing off on the track. When Milner takes the win in their race, his parachute fails to deploy and his slingshot style dragster goes off the end of the track and damages the front end… read more >