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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:
3 September 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Fast Cars, Fast Girls, Fast Carrots...Fast Carrots? See more »
Plot:
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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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)

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 »
Sound Mix:
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:
The mascot of Ridgemont High is the wolf, which is the same mascot of Van Nuys High School, where most of the school scenes were shot.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Mr. Hand is asking Spicoli about his truancy, he writes, "I don't know," on the chalkboard. As he does this there is a shot of the class where Stacy is wearing a completely different outfit than in the rest of the scene. It is established that she is wearing a brown sweater, beige pants and a brown headband, but in this one shot she is wearing a red vest over a pink shirt.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:
Referenced in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (2004) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Look In Your EyesSee more »

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59 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
I wish I'd gone to Ridgemont High, 26 February 1999
Author: Criz from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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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