American Graffiti Poster Daybill Original 1973 Harrison Ford
Daybill Poster American Graffiti with striking artwok by Mort Drucker. American Graffiti is a 1973 coming of age comedy-drama film co-written and directed by George Lucas , and starring Richard Dreyfuss , Ron Howard , Paul Le Mat , Charles Martin Smith , Cindy Williams , Candy Clark , Mackenzie Phillips , Bo Hopkins , Kathleen Quinlan and Harrison Ford . Set in Modesto, California , American Graffiti is a study of the cruising and rock and roll cultures popular among the Post-World War II baby boom generation. The film is a nostalgic portrait of teenage life in the early 1960s told in a series of vignettes , featuring a group of teenagers and their adventures in a single night in August 1962.