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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

R In Theaters 08/13/1982 , 92min.
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Viewer Score
87%
Viewer score based on 14 ratings
67%
Critic score based on 13 reviews

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January 22, 2014
lesla268
OMG! I can't believe Fast Times is back on the big screen. I worked as an extra on the movie for three days...The \"carrot stick\" scene and the \"Hey dude, I know that song\" dance scene. Too fun. There are several versions of the movie. And if you notice Nicholas Cage is listed as Nick Copola. (sp?)
August 19, 2012
deanmann21
Simply one of the best movies of the 80s. Really captured the 80's as well as any. The only one to rival this movie is \"Vally Girl\". Only Ridgemont had Phoebe Cates! She was the subject of many boy's as well as MEN's dreams! The soundtrack rates as one of the best ever. What a GREAT FLASH BACK TO MY MORE SIMPLER & FUN TIME OF MY LIFE!
May 07, 2011
mdbl024
This movie is so much how it really was to be in High School in 1982.I was part of the Jeff Spicoli clique with the innocence of Stacy when it came to dating. The only movie that is even close to my top 10 during that time is\" Valley Girl\" with Nicholas Cage!! Oh one more thing, I still think Vans are Awesome and Love the Beach!!

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
It's an uninspired blend, integrating the boys from "Porky's" and the girls from "Foxes" into a vehicle resembling the worst of "American Graffiti" and the best of "Rock and Roll High School." [13 Aug 1982] Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
There's a lot to make [Heckerling's] film likeable, but not much to hold it together. [3 Sept 1982, p.C6] Full Review
Joy Gould Boyum
Wall Street Journal
At least the film has a sense of humor and a degree of energy... [but the] film never carries any of its characters or situations much beyond weary cliche. [10 Sept 1982, p.29(E)] Full Review
Keith Phipps
The Onion A.V. Club
A Trojan horse of a teen comedy that balanced lowbrow gags with subtle humor, genuine insight—Crowe spent a year undercover as a high-school student—and pathos. Full Review
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times (L.A.)
Perfectly capturing the zeitgeist of American high school life in the '80s, complete with a Rubik's cube reference, the funny and occasionally harsh Fast Times, with all due apologies to John Hughes and Mickey Rooney, may be the greatest teen movie ever made (even though Cates was the only real teen). Full Review

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