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Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Director: Amy Heckerling (Dir)
Release Date:   1982
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles opening: 13 Aug 1982; New York opening: 3 Sep 1982
Duration (in mins):   90
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Cast:   Sean Penn (Jeff Spicoli)  
    Jennifer Jason Leigh (Stacy Hamilton)  
    Judge Reinhold (Brad Hamilton)  
    Phoebe Cates (Linda Barrett)  
    Brian Backer (Mark "Rat" Ratner)  


Production Company: Refugee Films  
  Universal Pictures (MCA, Inc.)
Distribution Company: Universal Pictures (MCA, Inc.)
Director: Amy Heckerling (Dir)
Producer: Art Linson (Prod)
  Irving Azoff (Prod)
Writer: Cameron Crowe (Scr)
Photography: Matthew F. Leonetti (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Dan Lomino (Art dir)
Film Editor: Eric Jenkins (Film ed)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the book Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A True Story by Cameron Crowe (New York, 1981).
Authors: Cameron Crowe

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Universal City Studios, Inc. 3/12/1982 dd/mm/yyyy PA160066

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Genre: Comedy


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Daily Variety   11 Aug 1982.   
Box Office   Oct 1982.   
Hollywood Reporter   11 Aug 1982   p. 3, 22.
Los Angeles Times   13 Aug 1982   p. 16.
Newsweek   20 Sep 1982.   
New York Times   3 Sep 1982   p. 6.
Variety   11 Aug 1982   p. 20.

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