Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Amy Heckerling (USA, 1982, 92 min.)
Cameron Crowe's first screenplay based on his covert research done pretending to be a high school student. The result is a funny and realistic (if not at times unsettling) look at early 80s high school culture. Great soundtrack, and the unforgettable Jeff Spicoli. This movie helped launch the careers of Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, and Judge Reinhold.
Contributed by Tim