Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Movie Information

In Brief: Fast Times at Ridgemont High should be something of a known quantity to audiences at this point, if only because it was so massively influential — though not universally well-received — on its initial run. Arguably the quintessential '80s high school movie, the impact of its unflinching look at suburban adolescence has not diminished with time. Also notable for Sean Penn's turn as stoner Spicoli, it is almost certainly best remembered for the Phoebe Cates red bikini scene that defined the sexual awakening of a generation.  
Genre: Comedy Drama
Director: Amy Heckerling
Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston
Rated: R

Grail Moviehouse will show Fast Times at Ridgemont High as part of its Grail Canon repertory program, with regular showtimes starting Friday, Aug. 5.


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