Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama, Family  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-Of-Age Fiction, High School, Teen Film  |   Release Date - Aug 13, 1982  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. Crowe went undercover at Clairemont High School in San Diego and wrote about his experiences.

The film was directed by Amy Heckerling (in her directorial debut) and chronicles a school year in the lives of sophomores Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Mark Ratner (Brian Backer), and their respective older friends Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates) and Mike Damone (Robert Romanus), both of whom believe themselves wiser in the ways of romance than their younger counterparts. The ensemble cast of characters form two subplots with Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn), a stoned surfer, facing off against uptight history teacher Mr. Hand (Ray Walston), and Stacy's brother, Brad (Judge Reinhold), a senior who works at a series of entry-level jobs in order to pay off his car, and who is pondering ending his relationship with his girlfriend (Amanda Wyss), until she dumps him.

In addition to Penn, Reinhold, Cates and Leigh, the film marks early appearances by several actors who later became stars, including Nicolas Cage, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, and Anthony Edwards. Among these actors, Penn, Cage, and Whitaker would later win the Academy Award for Best Actor, with Penn winning twice.

In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Movie Info

Budget

$4,500,000

Box Office

$27,093,116

Tags

Abortion, Bikini, Bong, Coming Of Age, Coming Of Age/Teen, Convenience Store, Cult, Drug Humor, Film Based On Literature, Friendship, High School, Irreverence, Loss Of Virginity, Marijuana, Masturbation, Rock 'n' Roll, Shopping Mall, Stoner, Teacher, Teen Movie

Attributes

Filming Location: California, Los Angeles, Santa Monica
Narrative Location: California, San Diego
Subject: abortion, virginity

Alternate Titles

Akşam Okulu
TR
Ameriska gimnazija
SI
Aquel excitante curso
ES
Beztroskie lata w Ridgemont High
PL
Bitka na Ridgemont High
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Ça chauffe au lycée Ridgemont
FR
Colegio de descarriados
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Colegiul Ridgemont
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Fast Times
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High
AU, CA, EC, EG, IN, ID, IE, IL, NL, PH, SG, ZA, TH, AE, GB, US
First Time Ridgemont High
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Fullt kjør på Ridgemont High
NO
Fuori di testa
IT
Häftigt drag i plugget
SE
Hatsu taiken/Rijjimonto hai
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Hæla i taket
NO
Ich glaub' ich steh' im Wald
DE
Kuumat kimmat
FI
Kuumat kinkut
FI
Maturanti Ridžmontske gimnazije
RS
Pašelęs gyvenimas Ridžmonto vidurineje
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Picardias Estudantis
BR
Picardías estudiantiles
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Ridgemont Lisesinde Hızlı Günler
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Stairway to Heaven
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Változó világ
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Viver Depressa
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Zlaté casy na Ridgemont High
Zlaté časy na Ridgemont High
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Zlatno doba u Ridgemontu
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Øl, fis og rockmusik
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Πλακατζήδες και μπουμπούκια
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Беспечные времена в «Риджмонт Хай»
RU
Круті часи в Ріджмонт Хай
UA
Побуна на војној академији
RS
Щури времена в Риджмънт Хай
BG
初体験 リッジモント・ハイ
JP
開放的美國學府
TW
리치몬드 연애 소동
KR