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Fast Times At Ridgemont High (Widescreen  DVD + Digital Copy) DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 226519510
UPC: 025192133763
UPC 14: 00025192133763
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Editor's Note
Nascent filmmaker and then-Rolling Stone journalist Cameron Crowe went undercover in a southern California high school to document the hilarious hijinx of teens in the 1980s. Director Amy Heckerling turned his book into a classic teen comedy--equal parts sex, stoners, sensitivity, and satire. Many of the young cast--most notably, Sean Penn and Jennifer Jason Leigh--went on to Hollywood fame. A milestone in '80s teen flicks.


Video Features DVD, Digital Audio, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/10/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 90 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1982
Video UPC UPC: 00025192133763
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Robert Romanus
Video Cast Info Pamela Springsteen
Video Cast Info Brian Backer
Video Cast Info Ray Walston
Video Cast Info Phoebe Cates
Video Cast Info Sean Penn
Video Cast Info Martin Brest
Video Cast Info Judge Reinhold
Video Cast Info Eric Stoltz
Video Cast Info Jennifer Jason Leigh
Video Cast Info Cameron Crowe - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Marilyn Vance - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Matthew F. Leonetti - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Jonathan Roberts - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Joe Walsh - Composer
Video Cast Info Cameron Crowe - Source Writer
Video Cast Info John Loggia - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Eric Jenkins - Editor
Video Cast Info Amy Heckerling - Director
Plot Summary
This highly appealing teen comedy created a host of new stars -- including Sean Penn -- and features a lively rock music soundtrack. The freewheeling story chronicles the sexual insecurities and adventures of a group of Southern California high school students. These shopping mall regulars experiment with drugs, surfing techniques and various fast-food secret sauce combinations. And in class (when they even go to class!) they wreak havoc -- especially when the pizza delivery arrives...

Memorable Quotes

"I shall serve no fries before their time." ---- Brad Hamilton (JUDGE REINHOLD)

"You're the one who told me I was gonna get a boyfriend at the mall." ---- Stacy Hamilton (JENNIFER JASON LEIGH) to Linda Barrett (PHOEBE CATES)

"A way of looking at that wave and saying 'Hey, Bud, let's party.'" ---- Jeff Spicoli (SEAN PENN) describing what it's like to go surfing

"You're wrong. There's no birthday party for me in here!" ---- Jeff Spicoli (SEAN PENN) after being tricked into attending class

Professional Reviews

"...The really good part of FAST TIMES is Sean Penn as a spaced-out, irresponsible surfer....Penn is a joy to watch at work....Similarly, Judge Reinhold is terrific..." 08/11/1982

New York Times
"...All these young actors are relaxed, funny and natural. But the movie's real scene stealer is Sean Penn..." 09/03/1982 p.C6

Sight and Sound
"...More sophisticated than the average high-school romp. There's an inspired turn from Sean Penn..." 06/01/2000 p.62

Total Film
"...Lifted by Sean Penn's hugely charismatic, doped-up surfer dude..." 08/01/2003 p.129

Entertainment Weekly
"...It's often thought of as the quintessential 1980s teen flick....It portrayed real teens dealing with real issues..." 01/11/2002 p.38

"[This] reality-inspired testament to the cliques, pitfalls, and accidental hilarity of being a teenager coined most of high-school-movie short-hand..." 12/01/2003 p.13

USA Today
"With its surface zest complementing melancholy underpinnings, director Amy Heckerling's take on a smart Cameron Crowe script ambushed everyone who expected just another teen comedy." 03/16/2004 p.6D

Product Attributes

Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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