2 Fast 2 Forever #091 – American Graffiti (1973)
If you’re looking to quantify how influential American Graffiti was in the history of cinema, look at just about any other movie we’ve covered this lap. While we’ve seen more than a few elements shared from one movie to the next, the influence of American Graffiti can be directly felt in nearly every car movie (or teen movie, or hangout movie, or…) that came after it. In this episode, we place a very important online order, discuss a spin-off podcast that feels like an eventual inevitability, hear Dom talk about his father’s fiery death and the sad tale of Kenny Linder, and wonder where he is today. Then, we tune into Wolfman Jack as we turn our focus to American Graffiti and cruise our way through the rest of the episode as we come up with our dream casting for Dom’s dad, and wonder why there aren’t more pranks in the Fast and Furious movies. (Movie conversation begins around 49:30.)
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Intro music by Nico Vasilo. Interlude and outro music by Wes Hampton.
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