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Release Date:
5 March 1986 (USA) See more »
The television series remake of the hit film Fast Times at Richmond 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 (1 episode, 1986)
Amy Heckerling .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1986)
Medora Heilbron .... associate producer (1 episode, 1986)
Jonathan Roberts .... producer (1 episode, 1986)
Allen Rucker .... executive producer (1 episode, 1986)
John Whitman .... producer (1 episode, 1986)
Series Original Music by
Barry Goldberg (3 episodes, 1986)
Series Cinematography by
Ronald W. Browne (1 episode, 1986)
Series Film Editing by
Debra Chiate (1 episode, 1986)
Series Casting by
Annette Benson (1 episode, 1986)
Melvin Johnson (1 episode, 1986)
Series Art Direction by
Thomas Meleck (1 episode, 1986)
Series Set Decoration by
Bruce A. Gibeson (1 episode, 1986)
Series Makeup Department
Darrell McIntyre .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Mitchell L. Gamson .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1986)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David L. Beanes .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1986)
James Dillon .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1986)

Vincent DeVeau .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Kelly A. Manners .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Michael Moore .... sound (1 episode, 1986)
Bruce Stambler .... sound editor (1 episode, 1986)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Baca .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1986)
Charles DeMuth .... 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 (1 episode, 1986)
Marc Warren .... story editor (1 episode, 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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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'Dean Cameron' read for the part of Mike Damon, but later took the part of Jeff Spicoli.See more »
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Widely Overlooked 80's Teen Sitcom..., 8 September 2001
Author: Doug Erdmann ( from Green Bay, WI USA

Wow, in this day and age of the "postmodern" pop-culture and media, this show (from 1986) WAS actually better written than almost any teen/young adult show on television today. If you want to see where Courtney-Thorne Smith (Melrose Place, Ally McBeal) got her start, check this out! Ever wondered what happened to the Michael J. Fox's girlfriend from the 1st Back To The Future film? Check this out! Obviously this short-lived series was based on the cult classic film "Fast Times At Ridgemont High", which was of course based on the novel by Cameron Crowe. For a mid-80's t.v. show to based on a film with such memorable characters, obviously was a difficult vision to translate to the small screen. It must have been, because CBS pulled the plug on it after airing only 7 episodes in the spring of 1986. Too bad, too. They even got Ray "My Favorite Martian" Walston to reprise his role of Mr. Hand for this t.v. version. 80's buffs will also be interested in the fact that the theme song for the show was done by the classic 80's band Oingo Boingo. Apparently T.V. Land airs this show every so often. Hey, there were only 7 episodes, so it makes for a brief, but enjoyable viewing experience!

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