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Directed by Amy Heckerling.
A year in the life of teenagers at Ridgemont High as they fall in love, have sex and smoke their way through school.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a staple of 1980’s teenage cinema. Part of the ‘Teenage Kicks’ season at the BFI, this is where Cameron Crowe (who would go on to direct Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous) and Amy Heckerling (of Clueless and Look Who’s Talking) would get their start. The many cast members, including Sean Penn as a sweet stoner, would all use Fast Times as a springboard for successful careers following its release in 1982. What separates Fast Times from teenage films such as Porky’s, is the sense of sincerity and brutal honesty it seeks. Fast Times at Ridgemont High is purposefully explicit, »
- Simon Columb
Presenting “Love Always,” a recurring feature in which we pay tribute to the women who helped shape our views on pop culture.
This time we pay a 51st birthday tribute to Phoebe Cates. She retired from acting 20 years ago (save for a brief bit in her pal Jennifer Jason Leigh‘s 2001 The Anniversary Party) to raise her family with husband Kevin Kline, but she gave us a couple of iconic moments in the 80′s that will live forever.
Here are seven reasons why I will Love Always Phoebe Cates.
That Scene In Fast Times At Ridgemont High
1982′s Fast Times At Ridgemont High introduced us to Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, Judge Reinhold and gave Brian Backer his best film role since The Burning.
It also gave us, without a doubt, the greatest nude scene in film history … that involved breasts. When Phoebe came »
2 items from 2014
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