PG | | Comedy, Drama, War
George Lucas came up with the idea of shooting each of the four storylines in a different aspect ratio. Milner's Drag racing was in the 1950's exploitation style using a wide angle, stationary camera. The Vietnam sequences were shot on 16-milimeter film, like the television reports of the time. Laurie and Steve's campus riot resembled a Hollywood version of student rebellions like The Strawberry Statement (1970) or Getting Straight (1970). Debbie's trip were in multiple-image split-screen, inspired by Woodstock (1970).
Terry 'The Toad' Fields:
Oh, come on, look at me, I'm a free man! The war is over, and I win!
When Laurie's brother Andy is burning his draft card you can see that they're using a Bic lighter. This is set in 1967. The first Bic lighter was not made until 1973.
The current whereabouts of the characters are shown during the movie's final scene.
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