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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Poster

Goofs

Continuity 

When Rat and Stacy are sitting on Stacy's bed, the page with the picture of Mr Deacon is the one open as they start kissing. When they sit up so Rat can leave, there is a different page open in the picture album.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Spicoli and his friends enter All American Burger and take their shirts off, Spicoli mouth is closed when he says "This one's on you dude".
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Boom mic visible 

When the robber hits the cookies off of the counter in the Mi-T-Mart, the boom can be seen moving in the window reflection.
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As Brad is attempting to open the safe in the convenience store, the boom mic can be seen moving in the reflection of the window.
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Character error 

The Led Zeppelin song "Kashmir" is on the album "Physical Graffiti", not "Led Zeppelin IV" as stated in the film.
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When Mr. Hand is yelling at the class for failing his test, he re-teaches and tells the students that the Platt Amendment is an Amendment to our Constitution and is vital in their daily lives. The Platt Amendment is neither a Constitutional Amendment nor is it important in Americans' daily lives. The Platt Amendment established Cuba as a US protectorate after the USA helped free Cuba from Spanish rule during the Spanish-American War. Mr. Hand also says the Platt Amendment was passed in 1906. It was passed in 1901.
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At one point, Brad claims he has to work before school. But this is during the part of the movie that he works at the seafood restaurant. No fast-food restaurant like this would be open early enough that someone has to work there "before school." One possibility is that the scene was originally meant to be put later in the film when he got the Mi-T Mart job. This theory is backed up in the alternate broadcast version where Hamilton is in a guidance counselor's office talking about his future and he says "I get up at 5:30 to go to work at Mi-T Mart, THEN I go to school, THEN I go back to Mi-T Mart!"
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In the pizza parlor, Rat asks for Stacy's phone number. She produces a pen from her apron and before she even checks, asks Rat to borrow his pen because hers doesn't work. How would she know it doesn't work without trying it first? And IF she knew it didn't work because of the last customer, why would a waitress knowingly carry around a pen that doesn't work?
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At the beginning of the film when the kids are buying the tickets we are told that the tickets would normally be $12.50 (so we know two of them would be $25). The tickets are sold for $20 each ($40 total) and he says he made $16 when actually he only made $15.
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The spelling and underlining of "Mr. Hand" written on the chalkboard changes from shot to shot.
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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.
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The patch Damone puts on his Gremlin to cover the word "prick" is too small, yet we see no paint beyond it.
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During the robbery, the robber shoves a box of green-packaged mints onto the counter by the safe. These disappear in the next frame that shows the safe counter.
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When Stacy is waiting by the curb for Damone to pick her up, Brad's car is clearly not in the driveway. However, when Stacy hears Brad's car start she runs outside to catch a ride with him and his car is just backing out of the driveway like it had always been there.
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During the driving sequence immediately preceding Spicoli's wreck, two scenes are repeated three times. The first shows him approaching two cars. The second shows him passing between them.
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When Mike Damone undresses with Stacy, he throws his bathing suit on the floor, but in the next shot, it is hanging on the hook behind him.
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During the robbery at the Mi-T-Mart, the robber knocks the cookies off the counter and there are three cookies left. In the next shot, there are none.
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When Brad is being fired in All-American Burger, the Coca-Cola clock on the background keeps shifting time out of sequence.
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While Brad is talking to his friend at the burger joint while frying burgers, the burgers change position on the grill between shots.
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When Brad is next to the pretty girl in the Corvette, as she pulls away, you can hear the sound of the Corvette engine. In the next shot, from the interior of the Brad's car, we see the street directly ahead where the Corvette should be seen pulling away, but the Corvette is not there, even though the revving engine sound is still audible.
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The big football game with Lincoln High takes place well into the Christmas season, as indicated by the decorations at the mall and All-American Burger. High school football season is generally over by early December, at the latest, and homecoming games (which is what the game between Ridgemont High and Lincoln High is supposed to be in the film) take place during the middle of the season which should be in October or maybe early November at the latest.
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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.
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As Stacy and Ron Johnson drive at night, the background outside the car repeats itself numerous times.
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As Damone hands the boys the tickets to the Van Halen concert, there are two people behind them buying admission to the movies. In the next shot, they are gone.
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During the scene where Jeff Spicoli crashes the Camaro he's driving, the headlight that's out switches from right to left.
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When Damon takes Rat to get Stacie's number, the camera shows a quick shot from far away of Stacie leaning over the counter next to the cashier. Stacie's hair clearly has a braid running down the side. But as soon as Rat comes up to talk to her, her hair simply has been pulled back by barrettes. Her hair style is clearly different.
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When Brad gets fired, a delivery truck shows up between shots.
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The picture of Pete Townsend in Damone's room is shown hanging under the window then the closeup of the same picture is shown by a poster with no window in sight.
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In the scene where the students are taking slices of Spicoli's pizza, the position of their hands in the close up does not match the position from the wide angle a moment later.
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When Stacy waits on Santa Claus at the mall, his beard is different between shots.
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In the scene when Mr. Hand visits Spicoli at his house, the black telephone isn't there next to the bong and then it is.
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When Mike Damone gives Stacy Hamilton a ride home he acts as if he's never been to her house and doesn't know she has a pool, but in an earlier scene Mike and Mark show up at Stacy's house and end up swimming in the pool.
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During the scene outside the theater, Mark Ratner is informing patrons, "Smoking is upstairs to the left..." Clearly visible in the box office window behind Mike Damone is a "No Smoking" sign.
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When Spicoli has the pizza delivered to Mr. Hand's classroom, the girl sitting on Stacy Hamilton's left hand side is wearing a gold necklace and then is not. Also, her hair is both tied back and hanging down throughout the scene.
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After the pool scene, when Stacy is in Mr. Hand's class, she is doodling in her notebook. The pen she is using in the close-up is a Bic "crystal" pen, but when the camera changes to her sitting in her desk, she is using a different Paper-Mate brand pen. Also, the notebook is folded back, under itself, but when the camera is panned out, the notebook is open with two pages showing.
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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.
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When the little kid wets his pants, Santa's knee is completely soaked but the kid's pants are dry.
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The smoke in Spicoli's bong during the scene where Mr. Hand drops by for a visit.
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When Mike and Mark first arrive at Stacy's place to go swimming, Stacy and Linda are laying out in the sun. The spot they are lying in alternates between sunny and shady between shots.
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Before Ratner approaches Stacy and asks for her phone number, a customer in front of her is ordering a slice of pizza. In the close-up shot, there is a pen next to the order tablet. In the next shot, the pen is gone and the pizza is in a different position.
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Before Ratner approaches Stacy at the Pizza Parlor, a customer is buying a slice of pizza. The position of the pizza changes between shots, and the pen near the tablet also disappears.
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The telephone on Stacy's nightstand appears then disappears while she and Rat are lying in the bed kissing.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Brad drops Stacy off at the bowling alley, crew members can be seen reflected in the car door's window as she opens her door.
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As Rat leaves Stacy's house at night, a crew members shadow can be seen moving on the overhang of the house in the upper right corner of the screen.
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When Spicoli jumps on stage to sing with the band at the dance you can see a camera and cameraman in the lower left part of the picture.
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When Jefferson parks his car in the beginning of the movie, a light can be seen reflected in the finish of his car in the extreme lower right hand corner of the screen.
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When the Pizza Guy knocks on the door, a crew member can be seen moving in the reflection of the glass.
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When Hamilton is explaining "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Dice" to Spicoli, the crew and some equipment can be seen reflected in the window.
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Miscellaneous 

As Mark approaches Stacey in the pizzeria to ask her out, she is cashing out a customer's order. He gives her a bill and a coin. She says, "$1.10 and you get five cents back." There is no way a nickel could be correct change.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Linda dives into the pool, makes a sharp turn to the right, and uses the ladder on the side of the pool to get out (complaining of water in her ears). The turn, while cut a bit short, is not impossible.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Damone and Stacy are walking home from school, each can be seen with a lump under their shirts from wearing a wireless lavalier microphone.
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Obvious stunt double when Jefferson is sacking quarterback .
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When Linda comes out of the pool to get a Q tip for water in her ear, the water trail is already there where she is walking, as if they had just rehearsed the scene.
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