Fast Times at Ridgemont High

 

 

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Comedy

90 mins

1982

Amy Heckerling

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synopsis

A hilarious portrayal of a group of southern California high school students and their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Amy Heckerling’s directorial debut brings to life first-time screenwriter Cameron Crowe’s insider’s view of teenage American life in the 1980s.

Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a pretty, but inexperienced, teen interested in dating. Given advice by her uninhibited friend, Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates), Stacy gets trapped in a love triangle with nice guy Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) and his more assured buddy Mike Damone (Robert Romanus). Meanwhile, Stacy’s classmate Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), who lives for surfing and being stoned, faces off against Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), a strict teacher who has no time for the slacker’s antics.

cast:

Sean Penn ; Jennifer Jason Leigh ; Judge Reinhold ; Robert Romanus ; Brian Backer ; Phoebe Cates ;Ray Walston ; Scott Thomson ; Vincent Schiavelli ; Amanda Wyss ; D.W. Brown ; Forest Whitaker

crew:

Irving Azoff (producer) ; C.O. Erickson (producer) ; Art Linson (producer) ; Matthew F. Leonetti (Cinematography) ; Eric Jenkins (Film Editing) ; Don Phillips (Casting)

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