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Old 04-15-2019, 05:09 PM
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Fast Times At Ridgemont High #9 - "People On 'Ludes Should Not Drive"

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone magazine, Crowe went undercover at Claremont High School in San Diego, California, and wrote about his experiences.

The film was directed by Amy Heckerling (in her feature film 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 carefree 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 easing out of his relationship with his girlfriend, until she herself 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, then billing himself as Nicolas Coppola, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, and Anthony Edwards. Among the actors listed, Penn, Cage, and Whitaker would later on in their careers win the Academy Award for Best Actor, with Penn winning twice.

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



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Lol. Love that title. Thanks for the thread.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:58 PM
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no prob. spicoli is right. people shouldn't drive if they're on ludes. lol
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They were pretty clever how they covered up the fact that they wrecked the car.
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They were pretty clever how they covered up the fact that they wrecked the car.
Making them think the other team did it. Makes you wonder what would of happened if they knew the truth.
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It would have been interesting.
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I would love to meet him. He sure doesn't look 61.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:45 PM
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Not at all
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Brad's friend Arnold was kind of a klutz. We see him walking into a door at school and then the brief moment when the milkshake machine or whatever it was going haywire on him at the burger place.
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I barely remember him, but it doesn't surprise me. Brad probably didn't have cool friends.
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I barely remember him, but it doesn't surprise me. Brad probably didn't have cool friends.
He was the one who was hiding in the bathroom when Brad was on his way out after he let loose on the customer and the manager chewed him out.
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Oh yeah. I remember a bit now.
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I hope that Stacy and Rat stayed together for a long time.
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I hope that Stacy and Rat stayed together for a long time.
I guess they can in our own imagination since we never got a follow up.
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