It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent ... See full summary »
Bud S. Smith
Anthony Michael Hall,
Robert Downey Jr.,
During the credits, each member of the sound crew has a middle initial, which successively spells out "C A S U A L", the tag line during the film. See more »
Several seconds before Reggie gives Bill a maple bar, the tray containing the maple bars is about six inches to the right of the divider in the middle of the shelves. From that moment, Reggie is at the cash register and Anita is talking to Bill, so there is nobody else near the tray. But when Reggie comes back into the scene to grab the maple bar, it is flush with the divider even though there was nobody else behind the counter who could have moved it. See more »
Bill Conrad (Eric Stoltz) is graduating from high school and is desperate to be a grown up as he moves into an apartment. He broke up with his donut shop girlfriend Anita (Lea Thompson) who has since moved on having a fling with a married cop. He works with friend Tom Drake (Chris Penn) at the bowling alley. Tom is a hard-partying wrestler. Tom's girlfriend Eileen (Jenny Wright) is best friends with Anita. Bill's brother Jim Conrad (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) is obsessed with the Vietnam war and likes blowing stuff up. Wildness ensues culminating in a crazy party at Bill's new apartment.
After the success of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Cameron Crowe writes a sequel of sorts. He's better off making a straight sequel with the same characters. Instead, this one can only be Faster as the promotions claim. It's not really but more importantly, it's less compelling. This is more like a series of very memorable sequences. Like its predecessor, there are some crazy fun scenes that can be cut into a great trailer. The story isn't quite there and the characters need to be better. It's just that Cameron had already done this and needed to move on.
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