Penn has also stepped behind the camera on a number of occasions; most notably, he directed the 2007 survival biodrama Into the Wild. The film shows a number of teenagers over the course of one school year. Would this be the big one? They may have been forgotten by the wags who come up with these generational titles, but the good news is they're forever memorialized to often delirious effect in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. I wanted that kind of feel. Later, she gets pregnant after a one-night-stand with another classmate, and decides to get an abortion. Sex is a major topic of the film.
However, parents should know that adult themes concerning drugs and sexuality featured in the film make it inappropriate for children under sixteen. Producers offered the screenplay to to direct. Stacy Hamilton: I want a relationship. Mike Damone: I woke up in such a great mood today. There are also early appearances by relative unknowns at the time who would go on to major stardom— Nicolas Cage, then Nicolas Coppola , Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, and Anthony Goose Edwards. Don't you think he looks like? Top 10 American High School Films From The 1980s Excluding Source: www.
The film includes brief appearances by such future stars as Nicolas Cage, Eric Stoltz, and Forest Whitaker. How do people damage and repair friendships? Actions have consequences, although, not in an after school special kind of way. Discover inspiration for your Fast Times At Ridgemont High School remodel, including colors, storage, layouts and organization. They fall in and out of love, work menial jobs, and attend school. Up next, Whitaker is slated to play Zuri in the 2018 superhero film Black Panther. Hand Ray Walston , a strict teacher who has no time for the slacker's antics.
Heckerling has an unerring eye for her characters, and even the ones about whom we're probably not meant to overly sympathize aren't treated with disdain. The Spicoli surf championship interview is my favorite scene in the movie. Most recently, Leigh starred in the 2017 horror film Amityville: The Awakening and held down a recurring role on the Showtime revival of Twin Peaks. What are some of the dangers of growing up? A lot of these issues are no doubt endemic in the source elements, but this is still a pretty sad looking Blu-ray. As a surfer and skater, my friends and I were already wearing checkered Vans and other radical for the day Vans patterns. Now, the lady will have the linguini and white clam sauce, and a Coke with no ice.
Spicoli, what's your reason for your truancy? Stacy Hamilton Jennifer Jason Leigh looks to her best friend Linda Phoebe Cates for advice on love and sex. She's also slated to co-star alongside Natalie Portman in the highly anticipated 2018 science fiction thriller Annihilation. Let's take a look back at the cast that helped make Fast Times such a success, and find out what they're up to today. Sure, throughout the school year, charismatic stoner Jeff Spicoli Sean Penn turns baiting Mr. For a comedy and a lot of Fast Times is still very, very funny , the film has a rather serious subtext and this set of characters finds themselves on the cusp of adulthood without all of the necessary tools to effectively make the transition.
Bolstered by some fantastic performances by a coterie of youngsters who would go on to define their generation's acting, and with a very smart and surefooted screenplay by Cameron Crowe, and equally strong direction by Amy Heckerling, this is a film with relatively modest ambitions that nonetheless is surprisingly nuanced and actually rather profound at times. It's a little amusing to see Fast Times at Ridgemont High now with the benefit of 30 years' hindsight, and to realize at the time of its release Judge Reinhold and Phoebe Cates were two of the biggest names in the younger generation of the cast Ray Walston as Mr. With adults almost entirely absent except the notable exception of history teacher Mr. Hand's Ray Walston , Spicoli Sean Penn has a pizza delivered to his desk. Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. She is a young, innocent high-school student who, as the film opens, is asking for advice from her friend, the sexually outspoken Linda Barrett Phoebe Cates.
Sometimes quite funny, as when they observe the young cast suddenly looks to be in their 30s due to overnight shoots at the shopping mall, but also interestingly serious in terms of how the film was made Heckerling lobbied to have Crowe onset at all times, so his contributions continued to be made as the film was shot , this is appealingly informal, yet also very informative. While colors look suitably robust and lifelike throughout this presentation, the overall image is fuzzy, soft and rarely incredibly appealing. Watching it now, it becomes a time capsule for those of us who lived it. Sadly, his career was cut short when Schiavelli from lung cancer in 2005, at just 57 years old. And Jeff, congratulations to you. Stacy's brother Brad Judge Reinhold is at the top of his game, with a lovely girlfriend and a job.
Even with reservations about how the film looks, this release is Recommended. Reinhold portrays Brad Hamilton, an all around good guy, perhaps similar to the Ron Howard character in American Graffiti yet another film to which Fast Times bears a certain similarity , who early in the film finds his life going to hell in a handbasket when in quick succession he's fired from his after-school job and his longtime girlfriend Lisa Amanda Wyss ditches him. Most recently, Reinhold starred in the 2017 crime comedy Bad Grandmas alongside Florence Henderson, in what would be her final film role before in November 2016. Now three, act like wherever you are, that's the place to be. Let's be clear right up front: Fast Times at Ridgemont High has never been a gorgeous looking film. Reviewed by , July 21, 2011 There's a famous adage that if you remember the 1960's you can't possibly have been there. Amy Heckerling gave us another hit in the 90's Clueless so it's no doubt that this too has become a cult classic.
To find out more or to opt-out, please read our. Hand , in between work and school the teenagers of Ridgemont High School drink, smoke, and screw without a care in the world. Most recently, Cates lent her voice to the character of Kate Beringer in the 2015 Lego Dimensions video game. Hand not to mess with him or there would be trouble. Follow a group of Southern California high school students as they explore their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. You don't have to be a child of the '70s to identify with the struggles of high schoolers working at low-paying jobs, navigating romantic relationships, or dealing with teenage pregnancy. Rat Brian Backer courts Stacy with often disastrous results.