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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

  • Film
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
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Time Out says

Although nominally based on journalist Cameron Crowe's investigative study of high school kids, this is essentially a straight sex'n'fun exploitation movie. There's the usual array of school stereotypes (the lecher, the stoned surfer, the hustler), a rock score, and endless attention to the rituals of dating and mating. Taken purely on this level, it's a relatively witty example of its kind, with an enjoyable performance from Penn as the stoned surfer, and some good lines. But it lacks the frenzied energy which allowed Porky's to beat all competitors in its field.

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Release Details

  • Duration:92 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Amy Heckerling
  • Screenwriter:Cameron Crowe
  • Cast:
    • Phoebe Cates
    • Judge Reinhold
    • Jennifer Jason Leigh
    • Forest Whitaker
    • Ray Walston
    • Sean Penn
    • Brian Backer
    • Nicolas Cage
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