I expect you know that this 1973 coming-of-age film set in 1962 was directed by Star Wars creator George Lucas.

But, did you know that it also inspired a popular 1970s-80s American sitcom?


This film and a general nostalgia for 1950s and 60s culture during the 1970s resulted in Happy Days – that popular family show featuring the infamous jukebox-slapping Fonzie and his leather jacket. Heyyy.

Read more about the movie here.

American Graffiti is showing on ITV1 at 2.25am on Saturday 22nd May