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      Fast Times at Ridgemont High

      R Released Aug 13, 1982 1h 30m Comedy TRAILER for Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Presented by TCM: Fathom Events Trailer List Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Presented by TCM: Fathom Events Trailer Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Presented by TCM: Fathom Events Trailer 0:30 View more videos
      78% Tomatometer 60 Reviews 80% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a pretty, but inexperienced, teen interested in dating. Given advice by her uninhibited friend, Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates), Stacy gets trapped in a love triangle with nice guy Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) and his more assured buddy Mike Damone (Robert Romanus). Meanwhile, Stacy's classmate Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), who lives for surfing and being stoned, faces off against Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), a strict teacher who has no time for the slacker's antics. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      While Fast Times at Ridgemont High features Sean Penn's legendary performance, the film endures because it accurately captured the small details of school, work, and teenage life.

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      Paul Wagman St. Louis Post-Dispatch The movie ends up with no clear identity; it doesn't work as anything. Aug 15, 2022 Full Review Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times The best of the racy teen comedies perfectly preserves the fashions and attitudes of the ’80s. Jul 30, 2022 Full Review Ernest Leogrande New York Daily News What it doesn't have is a clear point of view, something that would make it of more interest than leafing through a high school yearbook. Rated: 2/4 Aug 12, 2015 Full Review Brian Susbielles InSession Film Order a pizza and learn about Cuba in an all-time teen comedy classic by Amy Heckerling and scripted by Cameron Crowe. Mar 6, 2023 Full Review Stephen Silver Tilt Magazine In the perfect wheelhouse of teen movies: Sexually frank, right up to the inclusion of an abortion subplot, but not too crass or exploitative. (40th anniversary) Rated: 4/5 Aug 26, 2022 Full Review Joe Lipsett Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr Podcast 40 years on, Heckerling's film is as iconic as ever. Fast Times...features no shortage of stand-out characters and memorable moments, but where the film truly excels is how refreshingly candid it is about sex, dating and abortion. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 4, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Charles C With some very solid and memorable performances, a great blend of comedy and drama, a fire soundtrack, great 80s style, and for the most part a pretty well aged film, makes fast times at ridgemont high as still as relevant of comedy as it was back when it was released. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/04/24 Full Review Colby B Sean Penn kind of carried the movie, but this movie is also a good time capsule of being young in the 80s. Some parts didn’t age well, but overall it kept me entertained. I think anyone in their teens or 20s will at least find some type of entertainment value from it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/01/24 Full Review Jay H This "comedy" is about as funny as prediabetes. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/17/24 Full Review Michael B I mean...come on. Anyone growing up in the 70's and 80's shouldn't have been given an adult card without sharing in this experience. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review Michael S Without a doubt one of the most entertaining & quotable 80s flicks out there. A great high school comedy with hilarious jokes and memorable characters. An absolute classic from your parents' generation. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/01/24 Full Review Augustine J This movie is just straight eighties fun, well most of it. Jeff Spicoli and Brad Hamilton are some of my favorite characters in any comedy. Sean Penn and Judge Reinhold play them to perfection. This movie also has a bunch of simply great comedic moments that always get me chuckling. This movie dosen't have any discernible plot whatsoever which is perfect for this movie. I love the characters and many of the moments, and the completely non-existent plot. It's a classic from the eighties that you need to check out. If you haven't seen this movie, what are you? On dope? Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/16/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - He's Gonna Kill Us! Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - He's Gonna Kill Us! 2:12 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Spicoli Orders a Pizza Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Spicoli Orders a Pizza 1:54 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Spicoli's Surfer Dream Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Spicoli's Surfer Dream 1:29 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Brad Gets Canned Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Brad Gets Canned 2:24 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Carrot Practice Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Carrot Practice 1:58 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - No Shirt, No Shoes, No Dice Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - No Shirt, No Shoes, No Dice 1:05 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Mi-T Man Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Mi-T Man 2:00 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Spicoli Meets Mr. Hand Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Spicoli Meets Mr. Hand 2:39 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Jefferson Makes Lincoln Pay Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - Jefferson Makes Lincoln Pay 2:00 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - I Don't Know Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Official Clip - I Don't Know 2:29 View more videos
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      Synopsis Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a pretty, but inexperienced, teen interested in dating. Given advice by her uninhibited friend, Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates), Stacy gets trapped in a love triangle with nice guy Mark Ratner (Brian Backer) and his more assured buddy Mike Damone (Robert Romanus). Meanwhile, Stacy's classmate Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), who lives for surfing and being stoned, faces off against Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), a strict teacher who has no time for the slacker's antics.
      Director
      Amy Heckerling
      Producer
      Art Linson, Irving Azoff
      Screenwriter
      Cameron Crowe
      Distributor
      MCA, MCA/Universal Pictures [us], MCA/Universal Home Video
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures, Refugee Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 13, 1982, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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