Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Fast Cars, Fast Girls, Fast Carrots...Fast Carrots?

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1982-08-13
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 661 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Refugee Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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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.

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  • Sean Penn

    as Jeff Spicoli
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh

    as Stacy Hamilton
  • Judge Reinhold

    as Brad Hamilton
  • Phoebe Cates

    as Linda Barrett
  • Brian Backer

    as Mark 'Rat' Ratner
  • Robert Romanus

    as Mike Damone
  • Ray Walston

    as Mr. Hand
  • Scott Thomson

    as Arnold
  • Vincent Schiavelli

    as Mr. Vargas
  • Amanda Wyss

    as Lisa
  • D.W. Brown

    as Ron Johnson
  • Forest Whitaker

    as Charles Jefferson
  • Kelli Maroney

    as Cindy
  • Tom Nolan

    as Dennis Taylor
  • Blair Tefkin

    as Pat Bernardo
  • Eric Stoltz

    as Stoner Bud
  • James Russo

    as Robber
  • Nicolas Cage

    as Brad's Bud
  • Patrick Brennan

    as Curtis Spicoli
  • James Bolt

    as Greg
  • Anthony Edwards

    as Stoner Bud
  • Pamela Springsteen

    as Dina Phillips
  • Martin Brest

    as Dr. Miller
  • David Price

    as Desmond
  • Stuart Cornfeld

    as Pirate King
  • Taylor Negron

    as Pizza Guy
  • Shelly O'Neill

    as Perry's Pizza Waitress
  • Sonny Carl Davis

    as Businessman
  • Nancy Wilson

    as Beautiful Girl in Car
  • Lana Clarkson

    as Mrs. Vargas
  • Lori Sutton

    as Playmate
  • Ava Lazar

    as Playmate
  • Douglas Brian Martin

    as Angry Twin
  • Steven M. Martin

    as Angry Twin
  • Laurie Hendricks

    as Nurse
Production Art Linson Producer
Camera Matthew F. Leonetti Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Marilyn Vance Costume Design
Production C.O. Erickson Executive Producer
Production C.O. Erickson Unit Production Manager
Sound James Troutman Sound Effects Editor
Writing Cameron Crowe Screenplay
Writing Cameron Crowe Novel
Art Daniel A. Lomino Art Direction
Production Don Phillips Casting
Art Cloudia Rebar Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Frank Griffin Makeup Artist
Directing Amy Heckerling Director
Production Irving Azoff Producer
Editing Eric Jenkins Editor
Costume & Make-Up Janice D. Brandow Hairstylist
Sound Anthony Magro Sound Effects Editor