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Sean Penn in character under the logo for "Fast Times"
"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982)

This Coming Thursday at the Packard Campus Theater (August 31, 2023)

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We close out our month-long look at first time directors with a teen classic.

Illustration of major characters from comedy film
“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 @ 7:30 p.m.

“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (Universal, 1982) – Directed by Amy Heckerling.

A who’s who of future film stars (Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Forrest Whitaker, Phoebe Cates, etc.) star as a group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, football, rock n’ roll and pizza (sometimes having it delivered to them in the middle of a class).  The verbal swashbuckling between Sean Penn’s surfer “Spicoli” and Ray Walston’s history teacher “Mr. Hand” is something to behold!  Heckerling also directed National Lampoon’s European Vacation, Look Who’s Talking  and Clueless. Rated R. Color, 92 minutes. Added to the National Film Registry in 2011.

 

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