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Old 08-14-17, 09:36 AM
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) -- Discussion Thread



Surprised there aren't any threads really discussing the film.

It is being celebrated for its 35th anniversary this year. Fathom Events had some screenings last week I believe.

I gave it a rewatch yesterday. I think it holds up well. I still enjoy it very much and get a lot of laughs out of it.

The cast, of course, is just great. And I'm sure everyone gained extra strength in their arms from the Phoebe Cates scene.

I'm about to go on a big Jennifer Jason Leigh binge after this (and watching Atypical).
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I grew up during this time so I'm a bit biased. I still love this movie and the soundtrack.
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Love it. Hilarious and still holds up.
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Henry Winkler is in this?
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Re: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) -- Discussion Thread

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And I'm sure everyone gained extra strength in their arms from the Phoebe Cates scene.
And noticeable wear on rented VHS tapes during this scene.

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I always loved the way Damico says "we came over to help you with your math home-work." Just so suave and 80s cool. It's a great film. I could watch it over and over.
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It's crazy to think how many of the actors who,played high school kids in this are already sixty or pushing it.
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As much as I love John Hughes Teenage films of the 80's, this movie holds up much better after all of these years.
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I didn't see this when it came out and it only really crossed my radar in the late '90s or early 2000s when I saw it on two different nephews' video shelves--probably the oldest film in their collections--and I was intrigued enough to watch it myself when it came on cable one night to try and figure out why they liked it. I never did figure it out.

But then I'm not crazy about any high school movie or TV show that wasn't made in the 1950s or animated in Japan in the last 20 years.



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Best thing Cameron Crowe was ever involved in.
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Best thing Amy Heckerling was ever involved in.
Fixed.
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Loved it! There were some changes made from the book, but it was pretty spot on.

Just read this:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/fast-...idgemont-high/

Phoebe Cates
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I read the book excerpt in Rolling Stone way before the movie was made. To be honest, I was initially put off by the casting of Mr. Hand. I was expecting someone that bore more of a resemblance to Jack Lord. But, over time, I warmed up to Ray Walston.

And let's not forget a debut cameo by a very young Nicolas Cage, who used his real name Coppola back then.

Still a great movie to watch. So many memorable lines.
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Phoebe at 54, this pic is from 2 months ago.

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Anyone in NYC ever been to her overpriced store, Blue Tree?

Also... her daughter unfortunately didn't get her good looks. She makes good music though!
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I'd still hit it. Phoebe, that is.
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David Lynch was asked to direct this. Weird.
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I always thought JJL was hotter than Phoebe *runsandhides*
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I wish there was a way to get old TV cuts of films. I remember when this used to air on TBS or something during the 80's and 90's and was almost a different movie with all the scenes they put back in to make up for what had to be cut. To my knowledge these have never turned up on any home release format.
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One of my favorite movie... Saw it when I was in high school and enjoyed it especially Phoebe's scene!
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Goddamn Jennifer Jason Leigh was such a whorish wannabe-slut in this movie. Something like this couldn't be released today without major changes. Still Sean Penn's best role.

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I always thought JJL was hotter than Phoebe *runsandhides*
Only because you saw her put out. Linda was the unobtainable fantasy.
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Robert Romanus did not do much after this movie.

Is Universal going to release a anniversary blu-ray? I feel stupid for buying it last year.

I got these from Zappos to pay my respects to Spicoli.

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Robert Romanus did not do much after this movie.
He got to deflower Natalie on Facts of Life!
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Re: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) -- Discussion Thread

the way Sean Penn says "you dick" always makes me laugh pretty hard

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