Happy Anniversary Fast Times At Ridgemont High

 

Here are some classic clips (including Phoebe Cates in that famous red bikini), from one of the first teenage party flicks. "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" was released on August 13, 1982. The movie features than unknown actors Sean Penn, Nicholas Cage, Phoebe Cates, Forrest Whitaker, Judge Reinhold, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eric Stoltz and Anthony Edwards. Three of them went on to win Oscars. The movie was the first written and directed by Cameron Crowe who was a teenage writer for Rolling Stone where he interviewed most of the big names in rock at the time. He wrote his first cover story after hitting the road with The Allman Brothers at age 16. He went on to marry Nancy Wilson from Heart and also wrote the movies "Jerry Maguire", "Vanilla Sky" and "Almost Famous".

 
 
 

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