Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 78% / Audience 80%

Rated R,  1 hr 30 mins

GENRES
Comedy
DIRECTION
Amy Heckerling
CAST
Sean Penn  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Robert Romanus

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Sean Penn Jeff Spicoli
Jennifer Jason Leigh Stacy Hamilton
Judge Reinhold Brad Hamilton
Robert Romanus Mike Damone
Brian Backer Mark 'Rat' Ratner
Phoebe Cates Linda Barrett
Ray Walston Mr. Hand
Scott Thomson Arnold
Vincent Schiavelli Mr. Vargas
Amanda Wyss Lisa
Forest Whitaker Charles Jefferson
D.W. Brown Ron Johnson