Fast Times at Ridgemont High [WS] [Special Edition] [DVD] [1982]

  • SKU: 6689782
  • Release Date: 11/02/2004
  • Rating: R
Amy Heckerling's adaptation of Cameron Crowe's Fast Times at Ridgemont High is often considered one of the finest films of a disreputable genre (the teen sex comedy), and kick-started the careers of many future stars. The center of this ensemble film is Jennifer Jason Leigh as Stacy Hamilton. 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). Stacy takes a liking to nebbish Mark Ratner (Brian Backer), but he is too afraid to make a move even after Stacy all but throws herself at him. She eventually hooks up with Mark's more confident best friend, Mike Damone (Robert Romanus). When not concerning itself with these four characters, the film spends time with stoned surfer dude Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) and his ongoing feud with history teacher Mr. Hand (Ray Walston). The film includes brief appearances by such future stars as Nicolas Cage, Eric Stoltz, and Forest Whitaker.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (140 out of 144)

Special Features


  • New 5.1 surround sound audio
  • Commentary by director Amy Heckerling and screenwriter Cameron Crowe
  • Documentary: Reliving Our Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Totally cool hangouts of Ridgemont High: a video map
  • Awesome '80s music highlights featuring The Cars, Oingo Boingo, Jackson Browne
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Amy Heckerling's adaptation of Cameron Crowe's Fast Times at Ridgemont High is often considered one of the finest films of a disreputable genre (the teen sex comedy), and kick-started the careers of many future stars. The center of this ensemble film is Jennifer Jason Leigh as Stacy Hamilton. 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). Stacy takes a liking to nebbish Mark Ratner (Brian Backer), but he is too afraid to make a move even after Stacy all but throws herself at him. She eventually hooks up with Mark's more confident best friend, Mike Damone (Robert Romanus). When not concerning itself with these four characters, the film spends time with stoned surfer dude Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) and his ongoing feud with history teacher Mr. Hand (Ray Walston). The film includes brief appearances by such future stars as Nicolas Cage, Eric Stoltz, and Forest Whitaker. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sean Penn
    Sean Penn - Jeff Spicoli
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Jennifer Jason Leigh - Stacy Hamilton
  • Judge Reinhold
    Judge Reinhold - Brad Hamilton
  • Robert Romanus
    Robert Romanus - Mike Damone
  • Brian Backer
    Brian Backer - Mark Ratner



Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a super fun movie that captures 80's culture

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    DeadSpaceAce
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    Being a child of the 80's myself, I can easily say that this movie captures the fun of what is was like to grow up then. I loved this movie when it came out and the lines in this movie became go to staples of our vocabulary. I miss the 80's so much and the craziness and freedom that came with the times, even though my times may not have been as "fast" it is the feeling that this movie captures that makes me wax nostalgic dude.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Blue-rays, A Crapshoot

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    dinnybeau
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    I love the idea of paying $7.99 for a blue-ray (sometimes cheaper), and sometimes it's a bargain, meaning the picture quality is superb and I feel that it was a good bang for the buck, but not with this purchase. I will probably either donate this blue-ray or exchange it for a store credit someplace.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Film

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    Roro
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    This was THE teen movie of the early 80's. Somehow I missed seeing it when it was initially released, and only recently rediscovered it. If you are a fan of the early 80's, get this. It's a great time capsule. If you grew up during that time, it will generate some good memories...it's also really funny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition to my Blu-Ray collection

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    deckard88
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is THE classic teen comedy. Sean Penn is hilarious as a high school stoner. Really good and believable performances all around. Blu-ray also contains some great extras including a Documentary featuring the cast as well as a director/writer commentary.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What's there to say beyond Phoebe Cates!

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    Jindai
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    This movie is incredibly funny, and only partly because it's such a product of the 80's. There's Sean Penn at his granliest, Judge Reinhold at his nerdiest, and the unforgettable Phoebe Cates at her perkiest. Great movie, and in pristine high def. highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    classic comedy

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    Spag09
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    A classic comedy that takes you back to high school. With prominent actor Sean Penn's portrayal of a typically high school slacker , this hilarious 80's flick will deliver laugher. This is pop culture at It's best. Watch out for future Hollywood stars in the making.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic. Very funny!

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    Mikefrunge30
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    This is a classic timeless comedy that all adults can enjoy. It centers around high school, but shows you what's going on outside of it. It also shows the relationships that revolve around the movie very well. If you like this one, try Dazed and Confused.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the classics!

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    BtrieveBill
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    This movie is one of the classics that gave us numerous quotes such as "That was my skull! I'm so wasted!" and "Hey, Bud, let's party!", not to mention scenes that still remain some of the best of all time. A must for any video library.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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