U.S. box office gross: $115 million
It’s hard to give Ford too much credit for the runaway success of this coming-of-age teen romp — after all, he had what amounts to a bit part as cocky street racer Bob Falfa. But the movie established a personal relationship between Ford and director George Lucas that would pay off quite nicely for both a few years later when they teamed for Star Wars and, later, Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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