Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope. Written by
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The mall scenes were filmed at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. It was damaged by earthquake in 1994, but still stood until 1998, when it was renovated and extensively re-designed by the architectural firm of Gensler for developer Douglas Emmett. Other than the parking structure, nothing recognizable from the 1980s era mall remains, the building having been converted from an enclosed, multi-story space to an open, mostly single-story mall. See more »
Linda dives into the pool, makes a sharp turn to the right, and uses the ladder on the side of the pool to get out (complaining of water in her ears). The turn, while cut a bit short, is not impossible. See more »
Almost 22 years after it's release this movie still remains to be great. Amy Heckerling gave us another hit in the 90's Clueless so it's no doubt that this too has become a cult classic.
This movie being a high school movie evolving around teenagers, though made in the 80's, contained all the elements that a horny teenage movie would have topless women, pot smoking, masturbation, cheating on tests, virginity losing and all that sex talk and quite obviously teen pregnancy!!! However they were not extensively used unnecessarily with the intention to make people laugh they were used at the right time and were very funny.
Sean Penn was excellent that was quite the performance as Jeff Spicoli especially now considering he is an Oscar winner that's quite the long road he has traveled.
This was a great teenager movie and for people who just love high school movies this movie should next on their lit.
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