Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Lists: Comedy, Stoner Flicks

Brief Synopsis: "Based on the humorous bestselling novel, Fast Times at Ridgemont High details the individual struggles of teenagers as they deal with independence, success, sexuality, money, maturity, school and just making it through the formative year."

Overall Ranking: 328 (Rank from 1982: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman90 - Not your typical teen comedy.
(full review)
Morgan On Media80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest73Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 6

People Involved

  • Sean Penn (Jeff Spicoli)
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh (Stacy Hamilton)
  • Judge Reinhold (Brad Hamilton)
  • Robert Romanus (Mike Damone)
  • Brian Backer (Mark Rat Ratner)
  • Phoebe Cates (Linda Barrett)
  • Ray Walston (Mr. Hand)
  • Scott Thomson (Arnold)
  • Vincent Schiavelli (Mr. Vargas)
  • Amanda Wyss (Lisa)
  • Forest Whitaker (Charles Jefferson)
  • Kelli Maroney (Cindy)
  • Eric Stoltz (Stoner Bud)
  • Nicolas Cage (Brads Bud)
  • Anthony Edwards (Stoner Bud)
  • Amy Heckerling (Director)