History Film / FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh

11th Mar '16 4:31:18 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''Fast Times At Ridgemont High''''' is a 1982 ComingOfAge / SliceOfLife film written by Cameron Crowe and directed by Amy Heckerling. It follows the lives of a handful of high school students over the course of a school year, focusing mostly on Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her eventual boyfriend, Mark "Rat" Ratner (Brian Backer). The other main characters are Stacy's brother, Brad (Judge Reinhold); her best friend, Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates); Rat's best friend, Mike Damone (Robert Romanus); Jeff Spicoli, a perpetual stoner in Stacy's history class (Creator/SeanPenn); and Mr. Arnold Hand, the history teacher who is frequently put upon by Spicoli's antics (Ray Walston).

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'''''Fast ''Fast Times At Ridgemont High''''' High'' is a 1982 ComingOfAge / SliceOfLife film written by Cameron Crowe and directed by Amy Heckerling. It follows the lives of a handful of high school students over the course of a school year, focusing mostly on Stacy Hamilton (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her eventual boyfriend, Mark "Rat" Ratner (Brian Backer). The other main characters are Stacy's brother, Brad (Judge Reinhold); her best friend, Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates); Rat's best friend, Mike Damone (Robert Romanus); Jeff Spicoli, a perpetual stoner in Stacy's history class (Creator/SeanPenn); and Mr. Arnold Hand, the history teacher who is frequently put upon by Spicoli's antics (Ray Walston).
12th Feb '16 8:59:07 AM Dravencour
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* DefacementInsult: Charles Jefferson, Ridgemont High's star football player, finds his car destroyed and defaced with racial slurs allegedly perpetrated by people from a rival school. But it was actually his brother and Spicoli, who had taken it for a joyride and wrecked it. They painted the slurs to cover up their culpability.
26th Jan '16 8:53:49 PM glickmam
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* BrickJoke: Near the opening, Damone remarks to some kid customers that as a result of some bad scalping, he was "this" close to working at 7-11. [[spoiler: In the film's WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, it is mentioned that he was busted for scalping Ozzy Osbourne tickets and is now working at 7-11.]]
26th Jan '16 8:44:31 PM glickmam
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* KarmaHoudini: Damone. [[spoiler: He gets Stacy pregnant, and when she tells him, [[NeverMyFault he blames her]], but eventually agrees to pay for half of her abortion procedure and give her a ride to the clinic. Not only does he not do this, [[{{Jerkass}} he refuses her calls and never speaks to her again.]] In the end, he apologizes...to Rat, for stealing his girl.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: LaserGuidedKarma: Damone. [[spoiler: He gets Stacy pregnant, and when she tells him, [[NeverMyFault he blames her]], but eventually agrees to pay for half of her abortion procedure and give her a ride to the clinic. Not only does he not do this, [[{{Jerkass}} he refuses her calls and never speaks to her again.]] Linda avenges his actions, however, by spray painting his car and locker with the words "little prick" and Rat later confronts him about it and even challenges him to fisticuffs. In the end, he apologizes...to Rat, for stealing his girl.]]
10th Dec '15 7:14:36 AM sagetcommabob
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* KarmaHoudini: Damone. [[spoiler: He gets Stacy pregnant, and when she tells him, [[NeverMyFault he blames her]], but eventually agrees to pay for half of her abortion procedure and give her a ride to the clinic. Not only does he not do this, [[{{Jerkass}}he refuses her calls and never speaks to her again.]] In the end, he apologizes...to Rat, for stealing his girl.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Damone. [[spoiler: He gets Stacy pregnant, and when she tells him, [[NeverMyFault he blames her]], but eventually agrees to pay for half of her abortion procedure and give her a ride to the clinic. Not only does he not do this, [[{{Jerkass}}he [[{{Jerkass}} he refuses her calls and never speaks to her again.]] In the end, he apologizes...to Rat, for stealing his girl.]]
10th Dec '15 7:12:27 AM sagetcommabob
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* KarmaHoudini: Damone. [[spoiler: He gets Stacy pregnant, and when she tells him, he blames her, but eventually agrees to pay for half of her abortion procedure and give her a ride to the clinic. Not only does he not do this, [[{{Jerkass}}he refuses her calls and never speaks to her again.]] In the end, he apologizes...to Rat, for stealing his girl.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Damone. [[spoiler: He gets Stacy pregnant, and when she tells him, [[NeverMyFault he blames her, her]], but eventually agrees to pay for half of her abortion procedure and give her a ride to the clinic. Not only does he not do this, [[{{Jerkass}}he refuses her calls and never speaks to her again.]] In the end, he apologizes...to Rat, for stealing his girl.]]
10th Dec '15 7:11:05 AM sagetcommabob
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* KarmaHoudini: Damone. [[spoiler: He gets Stacy pregnant, and when she tells him, he blames her, but eventually agrees to pay for half of her abortion procedure and give her a ride to the clinic. Not only does he not do this, [[{{Jerkass}}he refuses her calls and never speaks to her again.]] In the end, he apologizes...to Rat, for stealing his girl.]]
23rd Sep '15 1:22:31 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* TheStoner: Spicoli and his buddies. Upon seeing Specoli entering the American History class, one student comments "That guy's been stoned since the third grade."

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* TheStoner: StonersAreFunny: Spicoli and his buddies. Upon seeing Specoli entering the American History class, one student comments "That guy's been stoned since the third grade."
29th Aug '15 3:08:28 PM nlpnt
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* FilmOfTheBook: The film was actually based on a novel written by Crowe two years earlier, which was in turn based on a year he spent undercover as a student at Clairemont High in San Diego, his way of making it up to himself for missing so much of his real high school years to do rock interviews.

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* FilmOfTheBook: The film was actually based on a novel written by Crowe two years earlier, which was in turn based on a year he spent undercover as a student at Clairemont High in San Diego, his way of making it up to himself for [[Film/AlmostFamous missing so much of his real high school years to do rock interviews.interviews]].
10th Jul '15 3:43:34 PM benda
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* NoAntagonist: While some deeds of the characters are morally questionable at best, there is little real conflict between them (and whatever conflict there still was ended with reconciliation between parties).
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