American Graffiti (1973) quotes

Director
George Lucas.

Cast
Richard Dreyfuss.
Ron Howard.
Paul Le Mat.

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Your car is uglier than I am!
– Carol
Uh… that didn’t come out right.
– Carol

You’re the most beautiful, exciting thing I’ve ever seen in my life and I don’t know anything about you.
– Curt Henderson

Oh, rats. I thought some of my friends might be here.
– Carol
Probably a couple of weeks past their bedtime.
– John Milner
Oh, wait, there’s Dee Dee. I hope she sees me.
– Carol
Oh, shit. Dee Dee!
– John Milner

It doesn’t make sense to leave home to look for home, to give up a life to find a new life, to say goodbye to friends you love just to find new friends.
– Laurie Henderson

Stand by for justice!
– Curt Henderson

Whadaya doin’ creep?
– Joe
Who, me?
– Curt Henderson
No, I’m talkin’ to the other fifty creeps here. You know Gil Gonzales?
– Joe
Gil Gonzales? No. No, I don’t.
– Curt Henderson
Don’t know Gil huh? Well you oughta. He’s a friend of ours and that’s his car you got your butt parked on.
– Joe

Pardon me, sir, but I lost my I.D. in… in a flood and I’d like to get some Old Harper, hard stuff. Would you mind buying a bottle for me?
– Terry Fields
Why certainly! I lost my wife, too – her name wasn’t Idy, though, and it wasn’t in a flood – but I know what ya…
– Bum at Liquor Store
Thanks, here’s enough for a pint.
– Terry Fields

Peel out, I just love it when guys peel out.
– Debbie Dunham

Joe College strikes out.
– Peg

All right, all right, Bolander, break that up. You know the rules. You and your girlfriend want to do that, go someplace else, huh?
– Mr. Kroot
Hey, Kroot! Why don’t you go kiss a duck?
– Steve Bolander
What did you say?
– Mr. Kroot
I said, go kiss a duck, marblehead.
– Steve Bolander
Okay, Bolander, you are suspended. Don’t – don’t you even come in on Monday. You’re out, you’re out!
– Mr. Kroot
Hey, hey, Kroot. I graduated last semester. Remember?
– Steve Bolander

Someone wants me. Someone roaming the streets, wants ME… Will you turn the corner?
– Curt Henderson

Hey, hey, hey, baby. What do you say?
– Bob Falfa
Don’t say anything and we’ll get along just fine.
– Laurie Henderson

Jesus, what a night!
– Terry Fields

Is that tuck and roll?
– Debbie Dunham
Yeah!
– Terry Fields
That’s bitchin’ tuck and roll! You know, I really love the feel of tuck and roll upholstery.
– Debbie Dunham
You do?
– Terry Fields
Yeah.
– Debbie Dunham
Yeah? Well, get in and I’ll let you feel it… I mean, you know, you can touch it… uh… I’ll let you feel the upholstery.
– Terry Fields
Okay.
– Debbie Dunham

Rome wasn’t burned in a night.
– Joe

Hey, man, who cut the cheese?
– Ants
He who smelt it, dealt it.
– Joe

Girls don’t pay – guys pay!
– Debbie Dunham

Maybe if it’s the goat killer, he’ll get somebody and we’ll see the whole thing.
– Debbie Dunham
I don’t want to see the whole thing.
– Terry Fields

Shit! Hey, get down!
– John Milner
Hey, is this what they call “copping a feel”?
– Carol
What? No, get up, N-O. Sheezus.
– John Milner
What’s your name?
– Carol
My name? Mud, if anybody sees you.
– John Milner

Listen, I still gotta find that blonde.
– Curt Henderson

Paradise Road.
– John Milner

Oh, no, not me. Not old Carol. The night is young and I’m not hittin’ the rack till I get a little action.
– Carol

Wow, it’s a really beautiful night tonight. It’s a perfect night for horseback riding.
– Debbie Dunham