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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

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A story of a group of California teenagers who enjoy malls, sex and rock n' roll.

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Storyline

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 <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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3 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Picardías estudiantiles  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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The role of Mr. Hand was originally offered to Fred Gwynne who turned it down due to his objections over the tone of the sexual content in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Spicoli is in the convenience store with Brad, after saying, "I knew it," Spicoli reaches down off camera and picks up something and you can hear him place it on the counter, but in the next shot there's nothing there, he then picks up a can and puts it on the counter again. See more »

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[first lines]
Perry's Pizza Waitress: Linda, Linda, there he is. There's that guy from the stereo store. Don't you think he looks like Richard Gere?
Linda Barrett: Did you see his cute little butt?
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We Got The Beat
Performed by The Go-Gos (as The Go Go's)
Written by Charlotte Caffey (uncredited)
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I wish I'd gone to Ridgemont High
26 February 1999 | by (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

A fast-paced film with its share of laughs, Fast Times also takes time to sensitively handle many of the tough issues teens face. Abortion, trust, abandonment and sexual fears are all dealt with fairly and believably. An interesting snapshot into the world of teenagers--the great thing about this film is that it's not too stereotypically Californian. It could have been set anywhere in Canada or USA and still have been just as accurate. In addition, there are many scenes that will just have you doubled over with laughter--the carrot scene, as well as the interaction between rebel Sean Penn and angry Mr.Hand are just fantastic.


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