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
Rick Gregory <email@example.com>
I was a few years out of high school when this came out, and really hit
close to home for me. After I saw it, I looked up some of my old friends,
most of them also saw it too, and we said to each other, "that's
Many of the characters were a lot like the people I went to school with. I
knew my share of stoners, studs, and girls who getting guys wasn't the
biggest hang up in their life. Even today, I can sit, and watch this and I
get fond memories of my old friends, and the fun we used to
This was made during the post-disco, pre-greed era of the 80s that was far
too short. I'm surprised to find out this movie is still popular considering
it is far from being politically correct. I'll admit, I wouldn't want my
kids to some of the things these high school kids did, but it is a reminder
how much fun the era was.
45 of 55 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?