Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont HighWhere does one start when referring to such a classic film as Fast Times. An all star (then unknown) 80’s cast that is often imitated but never duplicated. I mean look at this you have:

Phoebe Cates
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Sean Penn
Forest Whitaker
Nicolas Cage (credit as Nicolas Coppola)
Anthony Edwards
Eric Stoltz
Judge Reinhold

I always love going back and watching the old teen comedies of the 80’s and going oh man I didn’t know (insert semi-famous star name here) was in this! Of course while watching the movie my fiancee just looked at me like I was a complete nerd. I think she already knows that, but if she didn’t before she does now.

While I already knew of the talent listed above it took the recent viewing to realize Amanda Wyss plays Reinhold’s girlfriend, this of course after we just watched Better Off Dead for the bazillionth time a few weeks ago. This was also the first time I realized Nick Cage was listed as Nicolas Coppola. I had to explain why of course.

Anyway, not much of a review here because unless you are under the age of 25 you SHOULD know about Fast Times already. If you are just a rookie, rent it, watch it and see how good films USED to be.

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