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Release Date:
5 March 1986 (USA) See more »
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Cast

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

Wallace Langham ... Ratner / ... (7 episodes, 1986)

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

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

Paul Willson ... Dennis Taylor (3 episodes, 1986)
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Series Directed by
Amy Heckerling (3 episodes, 1986)
Neal Israel (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Writing credits
Dennis Rinsler (4 episodes, 1986)
Marc Warren (4 episodes, 1986)
Amy Heckerling (3 episodes, 1986)
Jonathan Roberts (2 episodes, 1986)

Series Produced by
Amy Heckerling .... producer (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Roberts .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Debra Chiate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Darrell McIntyre .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent DeVeau .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
James Dillon .... key second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Kelly A. Manners .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Cameron Crowe .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Moon Unit Zappa .... technical consultant (unknown episodes)
 

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30 min
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There was an episode that was scripted but never shot in which Jeff Spicoli, after watching "Damn Yankees" (and seeing Ray Walston playing Satan) believes that Mr. Hand is the devil.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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