|2:30 AM ET||Wednesday, Mar. 15|
Four years before he changed the movies forever with STAR WARS, George Lucas demonstrated his strong commercial appeal with this semi-autobiographical comic flashback to California’s youthful car culture of the early ’60s. In the era just before Vietnam and the Kennedy assassination, four high-school buddies (Ronny Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Paul Le Mat and Charles Martin Smith) spend a long evening cruising in their cars, listening to rock ‘n’ roll and eyeing the girls before heading off to college. Five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.