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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

“All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine.”

Based on 22-year-old Cameron Crowe‘s undercover exposé on life in a Southern California public high school, director Amy Heckerling’s groundbreaking ensemble comedy drama is a cinematic pop-culture juggernaut, notable for being alternately poignant and funny as it chronicles various episodes from the lives of students as they prepare themselves for life in the outside world. Many actors made their debuts in the film, including Anthony Edwards, Nicolas Cage, and Eric Stolz. It is also the film that made Sean Penn a star for his portrayal of the dopey, perpetually stoned  passive/aggressive surfer dude Jeff Spicoli, who regularly faces off with his resolute teacher Mr. Hand (who is convinced that everyone is on dope). Also starring Phoebe Cates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Ray Walston and Forest Whitaker.

Lewd, funny and immensely quotable, this is one of the very best high school dramas ever made.” (Empire Magazine)

Thursday, September 6
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm

Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (Amy Heckerling, 1982 / 14A / 90 mins) Stacy Hamilton is a pretty, but inexperienced, teen interested in dating. Given advice by her uninhibited friend, Linda Barrett, Stacy gets trapped in a love triangle with nice guy Mark Ratner and his more assured buddy Mike Damone. Meanwhile, Stacy’s classmate Jeff Spicoli, who lives for surfing and being stoned, faces off against Mr. Hand, a strict teacher who has no time for the slacker’s antics.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held… Continue Reading

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