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Release Date:
5 March 1986 (USA) See more »
The television series remake of the hit film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 14)

Claudia Wells ... Linda Barrett (7 episodes, 1986)

Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Stacey Hamilton (7 episodes, 1986)
James Nardini ... Brad Hamilton (7 episodes, 1986)

Dean Cameron ... Jeff Spicoli (7 episodes, 1986)

Patrick Dempsey ... Mike Damone (7 episodes, 1986)
Kit McDonough ... Ms. Leslie Melon (7 episodes, 1986)

Vincent Schiavelli ... Mr. Hector Vargas (7 episodes, 1986)

Ray Walston ... Mr. Arnold Hand (7 episodes, 1986)

Wallace Langham ... Ratner / ... (7 episodes, 1986)
Bill Calvert ... Surfer Buddy / ... (7 episodes, 1986)

Moon Unit Zappa ... Barbara (6 episodes, 1986)

Jason Hervey ... Curtis / ... (4 episodes, 1986)

Paul Willson ... Dennis Taylor (3 episodes, 1986)

Series Directed by
Amy Heckerling (3 episodes, 1986)
Neal Israel (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Writing credits
Dennis Rinsler (3 episodes, 1986)
Marc Warren (3 episodes, 1986)
Amy Heckerling (2 episodes, 1986)
Jonathan Roberts (2 episodes, 1986)
Allen Rucker (2 episodes, 1986)

Series Produced by
Mitchell L. Gamson .... coordinating producer (2 episodes, 1986)
Amy Heckerling .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1986)
Medora Heilbron .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1986)
Jonathan Roberts .... producer (2 episodes, 1986)
Allen Rucker .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1986)
John Whitman .... producer (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Original Music by
Barry Goldberg (3 episodes, 1986)
Series Cinematography by
Ronald W. Browne (1 episode, 1986)
Steve Yaconelli (1 episode, 1986)
Series Film Editing by
Debra Chiate (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Casting by
Melvin Johnson (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Art Direction by
Thomas Meleck (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Set Decoration by
Bruce A. Gibeson (1 episode, 1986)
Travis Nixon (1 episode, 1986)
Series Makeup Department
Darrell McIntyre .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Mitchell L. Gamson .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Dillon .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1986)
Kelly A. Manners .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1986)

Vincent DeVeau .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Michael C. Moore .... sound (2 episodes, 1986)
Bruce Stambler .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Baca .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1986)
Charles DeMuth .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1986)
Deborah Hopper .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1986)
Patrick R. Norris .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1986)
Series Music Department
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme music (4 episodes, 1986)
Danny Goldberg .... music supervisor (4 episodes, 1986)
Oingo Boingo .... theme music performed by (4 episodes, 1986)
Dennis Ricotta .... music editor (4 episodes, 1986)
Series Other crew
Dennis Rinsler .... story editor (2 episodes, 1986)
Marc Warren .... story editor (2 episodes, 1986)
Moon Unit Zappa .... technical consultant (1 episode, 1986)

Cameron Crowe .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

'Dean Cameron' who plays the part of 'Jeff Spicolli'(in the TV series) originally read/auditioned in 1982 for the part of 'Mike Damone' in the original movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"(1982).See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
All things considered, a surprisingly hip show, 9 July 2000
Author: A-Ron-2 from Storrs, CT

I was about 14 when this show initially came on the air, and I watched its few episodes religiously. I just saw it again tonight on TV Land and have to admit that I think it held up relatively well (oddly, after 14 years I remembered the exact show I was watching, I think it might have been the very first one). Anyway, the soundtrack ruled, the actors were not too bottom-rate, and the scripts were pretty hip for teenagers in the mid-80s. I don't think that there was really any reason that this show should not have done much better than it did beyond the fact that adults would not be drawn to it, and I think that it had a pretty lame timeslot.

This was no Square Pegs, but it was pretty decent regardless.

I really must comment further on the soundtrack, this must have been one of the first shows to actually play contemporary music (hip, contemporary music at that) on the air. In the age of Buffy, and Beverly Hills 90210 this is not a big deal, but prior to that most shows aimed at teens composed their own music to avoid paying for it, this was NOT a good thing. I always have this image of fat, bald, 50 year olds saying... "man, this is really gonna knock the bobby-socks off those punkers."

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