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Fast Times at Ridgemont High
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Directed By
Amy Heckerling

Written By:
Cameron Crowe

Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston, Scott Thomson, Vincent Schiavelli, Amanda Wyss, Forest Whitaker, Kelli Maroney, Eric Stoltz, Pamela Springsteen, James Russo, Martin Brest, Anthony Edwards, Nicolas Cage

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
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Movie Review by Jacob
February 13th, 2007

This truly is the American Pie of the eighties and one can't help but love every minute of it.
Fast Times takes the audience on a trip through the sex, drugs and rock and roll that are a part of a high school student's daily life. Along the way you meet a cast of colorful and hilarious characters including Judge Reinhold as Brad Hamilton a maturing senior who wants more than what his life is giving him, Mark "Rat" Ratner, a simple movie theater usher with a low self esteem and his best buddy Mike Damone portrayed by Robert Romanus. And last but certainly not least: Spicoli played with hilarious accuracy by Sean Penn.
I love the eighties as it is but Fast Times at Ridgemont High just tops the cake over any "Breakfast Club" or "Sixteen Candles" because it reveals a world most all can relate to, one where the guys really ARE thinking about sex every eigh seconds, women really DO practice bjs (in the lunch room no less) and a guy isn't afraid to have a pizza delivered to his history class...
well...two out of three ain't bad.
Sean Penn is astounding as the beach-boy surfer dude and stoner of Spicoli, a performance that should never be forgotten. There are hilarious moments in this movie that I often quote more than anything found in our current high school flicks like American Pie or Ten Things I Hate About You. If you love the eighties and are a high school student you will absolutely the hilarity of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

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Feb 13, 2007 11:30 PM
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Spicoli is one of the best characters ever created on film.
Feb 14, 2007 10:50 AM
It's a shame Pen couldn't be a little more like Spicoli, it is my favorite Pen role. This movie just rocks....nuff said.

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