Fast Times at Ridgemont High Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 851

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 293

Theatrical Release Date: 08/13/1982

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Amy Heckerling

Actors: Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston, Brian Backer

Plot: A group of southern California teenagers experience life, love, sex and rock n roll.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019

They don't make teen comedies like this anymore. "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" is almost always funny and never cruel.

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FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 12/17/2012

A classic that I think rivals the like of Dazed and Confused. The many characters are great, and the actors all seem to vibe with each other. The soundtrack is also amazing and will have me watching just for it. It also has one of the most memorable and famous nude scenes of all time. The movie had me laughing throughout. This movie is epically awesome and should be seen by everybody.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 12/11/2011

A fun blend of comedy, coming-of-age realism, some young and talented actors, and a great soundtrack. This is 80's nostalgia at its finest and a fun romp from start to finish. The large cast of characters is balanced extremely well.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/16/2012

A high-school film that revolves around an industrious Brad Hamilton (Judge Reinhold), stoner/surfer Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), star football player Charles Jefferson (Forrest Whitaker), business-minded Mike Damone (Robert Romanus), Mike's shy gentlemanly friend Mark "Rat" Ratner (Brian Backer) together with friends Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) Linda (Phoebe Cates). Soundtrack was wonderful and one can see the future legends in Whitaker and Penn. If you are observant, you can also see a young Eric Stoltz and Nicolas Coppola (or who we can refer to now as Nicolas Cage). The nudity for its era was surprising, themes touched were sensitive and direction somewhat entertaining enough. Some of the acting and scenes felt amateurish nevertheless it provided the sufficient laughs. …

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Franz Patrick - wrote on 12/24/2007

We are all dorks in some way. I very much adored this movie because it really does stand out among what seems like an ocean of 80's teen flicks. Rarely do I get to watch a woman wanting sex more than the man, a teen druggie that I care about, and high school students just being high school students in a naturalized setting. This film has that organic feel to it so I can relate a lot easier here than the modern teen movies being released in theatres. Some stereotypes are blurred or destroyed. For instance, the popular guy that one expects to ruin everyone's lives turns out to be really kind-hearted. There's no bitchy cheerleader, no cat-fights; just an observation of high school students from fall to summer. I recommend this to everyone who loves movies from the 1980's... and the fans of …

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