Fast Times at Ridgemont High
DIRECTOR: AMY HECKERLING
CAST: SEAN PENN, PHOEBE CATES, JENNIFER JASON LEIGH, JUDGE REINHOLD, NICOLAS CAGE, ANTHONY EDWARDS, FOREST WHITAKER, ERIC STOLTZ, RAY WALSTON
SCREENPLAY - CAMERON CROWE
CINEMATOGRAPHY - MATTHEW F. LEONETTI
EDITOR - ERIC JENKINS
“All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine.” It’s hard to believe now that double Oscar-winner Sean Penn’s career in effect began with his bleach-blond, beyond-chilled-out surfer dude Spicoli. But that’s just one of the pleasures of the witty, frank Fast Times at Ridgemont High, a breakout for both first-time director Amy Heckerling and debut screenwriter Cameron Crowe—who based the script on his experiences going undercover as a high school student in San Diego for Rolling Stone—as well as a wide-ranging cast of newbies Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nicolas Cage, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, Eric Stoltz, and Forest Whitaker.
*Q&A with Amy Heckerling at May 14, 6pm show!
*Intro by Heckerling at May 14, 8:30pm show!