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
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Lois Brandt, who portrayed guidance counselor Mrs. O'Rourke, was shown in the end credits but she wasn't seen in the final cut. She was shown in the television version of the film talking to Judge Reinhold's character about his life. See more »
Stacy is giving change for a piece of pizza a customer is waiting for, while Ratner waits patiently behind waiting to ask her out, she says "$1.10 and you get $.5 cents back". For most coin combinations this is nonsense, but three quarters (75 cents) plus four dimes (40 cents) is $1.15 and would yield a nickel change. See more »
"The End" appears on a video arcade game screen. The game is Atari's Missle Command (once all the player's cities have been destroyed). See more »
Broadcast TV version has an additional scene right after the scene where Mr. Hand rips up Spicoli's card on the first day of school. Spicoli and two of his buddies are in the bathroom and Spicoli is telling a overly fantastic version of the incident, about how he told Mr. Hand not to mess with him or there would be trouble. This probably was to tie in with the joke later where the story gets aroud that he pulled a knife on him. See more »
Almost 22 years after it's release this movie still remains to be great. Amy Heckerling gave us another hit in the 90's Clueless so it's no doubt that this too has become a cult classic.
This movie being a high school movie evolving around teenagers, though made in the 80's, contained all the elements that a horny teenage movie would have topless women, pot smoking, masturbation, cheating on tests, virginity losing and all that sex talk and quite obviously teen pregnancy!!! However they were not extensively used unnecessarily with the intention to make people laugh they were used at the right time and were very funny.
Sean Penn was excellent that was quite the performance as Jeff Spicoli especially now considering he is an Oscar winner that's quite the long road he has traveled.
This was a great teenager movie and for people who just love high school movies this movie should next on their lit.
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