Fast Times At Ridgemont High (Widescreen Special Edition)

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Academy Award-winner Sean Penn leads an all-star cast (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, Ray Walston) in this hilarious portrayal of a group of Southern California high school students and their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Amy Heckerling's (Clueless) directorial debut brings to life first-time screenwriter Cameron Crowe's (Almost Famous) insider's view of teenage American life in the 1980's. Featuring decade-defining music from The Go-Go's, Oingo Boingo and The Cars, plus film debuts of future stars Nicolas Cage, Eric Stoltz and Anthony Edwards, Fast Times at Ridgemont High remains as fresh and funny today as it was a generation ago when it defined the outrageous and bold teen comedy genre.


Studio Universal
SKU 40245389
UPC 025192544521
UPC 14 00025192544521
Format DVD
Release Date 11/1/2011
Rating Rating
Campus Life
Essential Cinema
High School Experiences
High School Students
Theatrical Release
Young Love
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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
Quote "I shall serve no fries before their time." -- Brad Hamilton (JUDGE REINHOLD)
Quote "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)
Quote "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
Quote "You're wrong. There's no birthday party for me in here!" -- Jeff Spicoli (SEAN PENN) after being tricked into attending class
Variety "...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
Premiere "[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
Amy Heckerling
Robert Romanus
Phoebe Cates
Sean Penn
Judge Reinhold
Cast & Crew
Amy Heckerling - Director
Art Linson - Producer
Cameron Crowe - Based On Novel By
Cameron Crowe - Screenplay
Eric Stoltz - Actor
Forest Whitaker - Actor
Irving Azoff - Producer
Jennifer Jason Leigh - Actor
Judge Reinhold - Actor
Matthew F. Leonetti - Cinematographer
Nicolas Cage - Actor
Phoebe Cates - Actor
Sean Penn - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1982
Catalog ID 25445
UPC 00025192544521
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 90 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review Brashly entertaining look at Southern California high school kids, who hang out at the Mall and thin
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen, Special Edition
Product Attributes
Actor Penn,Sean
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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