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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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>
  • A look at the lives and loves of a group of high school students. It's the final year of high school for Brad Hamilton who decides he should break up with his longtime girlfriend to play the field. He's at a loss however when she breaks up with him first. Jeff Spicoli continues to take delight in getting under the skin of his teacher, Mr. Hand. Others are looking for love, sex and just plain having a good time which, for the most part, they all seem to find though sometimes in unexpected places.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • In California, at Ridgemont High, a group of teenagers are looking for something as part of discoveries in their lives: the pothead Jeff Spicoli, who is permanently stoned, dreams on becoming a great surfer in Hawaii. His history teacher Mr. Hand is giving hard time to him. The fifteen year-old virgin Stacy Hamilton wants to have sex and her friend Linda Barrett is her mentor. Her brother Brad Hamilton works at a fast-food and is paying for his Cadillac. He wants to break with his girlfriend Lisa now that he is senior to date other girls. The shy Mark 'Rat' Ratner is into Stacy and his friend Mike Damone is his mentor. Along the semester, they have surprises and make discoveries about friendship and love.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll.

    - Written by Movie Guy

Synopsis

Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a 15-year-old high school sophomore who works in the Ridgemont Mall at Perry's pizza parlor with the seemingly more sexually experienced Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates)...

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