Directed by: Amy Heckerling
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
This Wednesday’s Favorite Film is Fast Times at Ridgemont High. This was like one of the ultimate teen movie classics of all time. We got also a great cast. We got Obviously Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, and Ray Walston. I absolutely love this movie.
We have Phoebe Cates who plays the Infamous Linda. People mostly know Phoebe Cates for the Gremlins movies and of course Drop Dead Fred. Jennifer Jason Leigh who plays Stay Hamilton has been in quite of few movies, another movie I love her in is Single White Female. I recommend you check it out if you haven’t. They play best friends who work together and go to the same high school.
Stay Hamilton’s older brother Brad Hamilton is played by Judge Reinhold. He was a senior and this was going to be the best year of his life or so he thought. But his famous line which people in retail would love to tell an annoying customer. “Mister, If you don’t shut up I’m going to kick 100% of your ass” Wouldn’t we all would love to say that.
Forest Whitaker is in the movie as well. Don’t mess with a man’s car. His younger brother and Jeff Spicoli did but they made sure that his football opponents pay for the damage by getting demolished at the game.
Mike Damone played by Robert Romanus. Damone was the person to go to if you wanted to see any musical group in concert if you went to Ridgemont High. Demone, who was best friends with Mark “Rat” Ratner played by Brian Backer did him dirty by getting Stacy Hamilton, Mark’s crush pregnant and being a “Prick” by not going to the abortion clinic when he promised to do so.
Mr. Hand, A History Teacher at Ridgemont High who taught many students. One student was Spicoli.
Spicoli stoner friends
Mark “Rat” Ratner played by Brian Backer
And look who it is.. Nicolas Cage who was credited as Nicolas Coppola, didn’t have a speaking role but was known as Brad’s Bud.
Who can forget this infamous, which inspired a lot of other scenes and music videos such as Stacy’s Mom by Fountains of the Wayne. The pool Scene with Phoebe Cates.
I would recommend this to watch. Parents it is a Rated R Comedy, I don’t recommend any child watching unless its a clean cut and supervised. Watch first if you haven’t and you decided if its appropriate for your kid.