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Fast Times at Ridgemont High -- A story of a group of California teenagers who enjoy malls, sex and rock n' roll.
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Director:
Writers:
Cameron Crowe (screenplay)
Cameron Crowe (book)
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Release Date:
13 August 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Fast Cars, Fast Girls, Fast Carrots...Fast Carrots? See more »
Plot:
A story of a group of California teenagers who enjoy malls, sex and rock n' roll. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(427 articles)
User Reviews:
The most real depiction of high school life! See more (209 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Penn ... Jeff Spicoli

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Stacy Hamilton

Judge Reinhold ... Brad Hamilton
Robert Romanus ... Mike Damone

Brian Backer ... Mark 'Rat' Ratner

Phoebe Cates ... Linda Barrett

Ray Walston ... Mr. Hand

Scott Thomson ... Arnold

Vincent Schiavelli ... Mr. Vargas

Amanda Wyss ... Lisa

D.W. Brown ... Ron Johnson

Forest Whitaker ... Charles Jefferson

Kelli Maroney ... Cindy
Tom Nolan ... Dennis Taylor
Blair Tefkin ... Pat Bernardo (as Blair Ashleigh)

Eric Stoltz ... Stoner Bud
Stanley Davis Jr. ... Jefferson's Brother

James Russo ... Robber

James Bolt ... Greg (as James Bershad)

Nicolas Cage ... Brad's Bud (as Nicolas Coppola)
Reginald Farmer ... Vice Principal (as Reginald H. Farmer)

Anthony Edwards ... Stoner Bud

Pamela Springsteen ... Dina Phillips
Stuart Cornfeld ... Pirate King

Sonny Carl Davis ... Businessman (as Sonny Davis)
Michael Wyle ... Brad's Bud

David Price ... Desmond (as David E. Price)
Patrick Brennan ... Curtis Spicoli
Julie Guilmette ... Perry's Pizza Waitress
Shelly O'Neill ... Perry's Pizza Waitress
Stu Nahan ... Himself
Duane Tucker ... Dr. Brandt

Martin Brest ... Dr. Miller
Douglas Brian Martin ... Angry Twin
Steven M. Martin ... Angry Twin

Taylor Negron ... Pizza Guy
Kenny Lawrence ... Ticket Customer
John Hollander ... Ticket Customer
Ricky Redlich ... Ticket Customer

Nancy Wilson ... Beautiful Girl in Car

David Resnik ... Reeves Nevo & The Cinch
Erick Leroy Burdette ... Reeves Nevo & The Cinch (as Eric Leroy [Pee Wee] Burdette)
David Doolittle ... Reeves Nevo & The Cinch
Tom B. Bralley ... Reeves Nevo & The Cinch
Reeves Nevo ... Reeves Nevo & The Cinch
Virginia Peters ... Restaurant Waitress
Laurie Hendricks ... Nurse
Lois Brandt ... Mrs. O'Rourke
Ellen Fenwick ... Stacey's Mom
Cherie Effron ... Girl #1
Suzanne Marie Fava ... Girl #2

Lana Clarkson ... Mrs. Vargas
Roy Homer Wallack ... Santa Claus (as Roy Holmer Wallack)

Ava Lazar ... Playmate
Lori Sutton ... Playmate (as Lorie Sutton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

April Audia ... Mary Anne Zalotnick - Pat Benatar Wannabe (uncredited)
Jason Bernard ... Gym Teacher (uncredited)

Andrew Rayden ... Baby (uncredited)
Amy Sawaya ... Student (uncredited)

Hallie Todd ... Linda's Friend (uncredited)
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Directed by
Amy Heckerling 
 
Writing credits
Cameron Crowe (screenplay)

Cameron Crowe (book)

Produced by
Irving Azoff .... producer
C.O. Erickson .... executive producer
Art Linson .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Eric Jenkins 
 
Casting by
Don Phillips 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel A. Lomino  (as Dan Lomino)
 
Set Decoration by
Cloudia Rebar  (as Cloudia)
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
 
Makeup Department
Janice D. Brandow .... hair stylist (as Jan Brandow)
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
C.O. Erickson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Dillon .... second assistant director
Marty P. Ewing .... second assistant director (as Marty Ewing)
Albert M. Shapiro .... first assistant director (as Albert Shapiro)
John Moio .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Dudley Holmes .... property master (as Ace Holmes)
Marty Seidman .... greensman
Ward Welton .... painter
 
Sound Department
Phil Flad .... sound re-recordist
Roger Heman Jr. .... sound re-recordist (as Roger Heman)
Dennis Jones .... boom operator
Anthony Magro .... sound effects editor (as Tony Magro)
Tom Overton .... sound
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... sound effects editor (as Jeff Sandler)
Rex Slinkard .... sound re-recordist
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
James Thompson .... sound recordist
James Troutman .... sound effects editor (as Jim Troutman)
Paul Wittenberg .... loop dialogue editor (as Paul Wittinburg)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts
David R. Ellis .... stunts (as David Ellis)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Melvin Jones .... stunts
Julius LeFlore .... stunts
John Moio .... stunt coordinator
John Moio .... stunts (as John A. Moio)
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunts (as Glenn Randall)
Bobby Sargent .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunts (as Al Wyatt)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Blymyer .... gaffer
Hugo Cortina .... gaffer
James Glennon .... additional photographer
James Glennon .... camera operator
Ron Grover .... still photographer
John R. Leonetti .... assistant camera (as John Robert Leonetti)
John J. Linder .... key grip (as John Linder)
Ronald Vidor .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ronald Vidor .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Bonnie Timmermann .... casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Chase .... costume supervisor (as Bob Chase)
Shanan Harrell .... costume supervisor (as Shannon Harrell)
Donna Linson .... assistant costume designer
Marla Denise Schlom .... costume supervisor (as Marla Schlom)
Chuck Velasco .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Debra Chiate .... assistant film editor (as Debbie Chiate)
Arthur W. Forney .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Ed Cherney .... music production audio consultant
Bob Destocki .... music coordinator
Joe Walsh .... additional scoring
Jim Weidman .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Vince del Castillo .... transportation captain (as Vince Del Castillo)
Ken Lubin .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Joy Anzarouth .... assistant to executive producer
Angelo Corallis .... craft service
Joan Eisenberg .... unit publicist
Carrie Frazier .... assistant: Amy Heckerling
Leora Glass .... assistant to executive producer
Brian Haynes .... assistant to executive producer
Patti Roberts-Nelson .... assistant to producer
Marion Tumen .... script supervisor
Brian O. Haynes .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fast Times" - Australia (poster title), International (English title) (informal short title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:R (original rating) (cut) | Australia:M (re-rating) (uncut) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-12 | Ireland:18 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:16 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:11 | UK:18 | USA:R (No. 26703) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Melanie Griffith and Tatum O'Neal were considered for the role of Linda.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the football game scene, it appears as if Ridgemont is celebrating an end-of-game victory, yet the scoreboard shows that it is only the second quarter.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Features Missile Command (1980) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Fast Times (The Best Years of Our Lives)See more »

FAQ

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44 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
The most real depiction of high school life!, 3 July 2004
Author: lordhart

Well, for a comedy its true. I'm only 19, just finished high school, and I live in Australia and many of the aspects rings true for me as it does for almost anybody that you talk to that grew up in that era of America's history.

Many aspects of the movie are absolutely hilarious, but sometimes a few of the smaller jokes miss their mark and you will only notice the joke and laugh on another viewing, which I strongly recommend in doing so. The characters are all great, but are all surpassed by Jeff Spicoli, portrayed by Sean Penn in one of his first roles, and his surfer character has been imitated many times but never bested (yes, Bill & Ted are ranked at 2nd) and he steals almost every scene he was in.

In the movie, you'll see some of the most accurate depictions of sex in a teen comedy (which caused the movie to be quite censored) and it downplays the Hollywood glitz of it all by portraying a girl lose her virginity in a dirty used baseball dugout covered in graffiti, and then complaining it hurt the next day... one of the characters masturbating while a very enticing dream sequence occurs, only to be disturbed by the object of the dream... and even a sex scene where the teenaged boy cums early after a few seconds, which ends up getting the girl pregnant because of no condom use.

Its these kinda portrayals of teenage life that I'm glad Hollywood makes movies, and I know when I have some kids of my own, I'll be showing this movie to them first above any other teen movies like American Pie and such... to show them what the real world can be like, while still keeping it in a comedy situation.

Rating: 9/10

Recommendation: See this movie... numerous times, its great, its funny... its real.

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