- Current Status
- In Season
- 90 minutes
- Phoebe Cates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Nicolas Cage, Anthony Edwards, Eric Stoltz, Forest Whitaker
- Amy Heckerling
- Refugee Films, Universal
- Cameron Crowe
Thirty years ago, Fast Times at Ridgemont High premiered in theaters. Since then, the Amy Heckerling comedy has endured, earning it’s place in the pop culture annals of classic high school stories, and reminding us that Sean Penn can be funny. Cameron Crowe — Fast Times‘ screenwriter — penned a tribute to the film on his website, TheUncool.com, remembering the “tough schedule” and feeling “nostalgic for the blonde stoner.” Read his full thoughts below.
One important question to end with — is Penn’s Jeff Spicoli the best stoner character ever written? Vote below.