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 by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.Written by
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Damone's line "If this girl can't smell your qualifications, then who needs her" is based on advice writer Cameron Crowe was given on picking up girls by Glenn Frey. See more »
After the pool scene, when Stacy is in Mr. Hand's class, she is doodling in her notebook. The pen she is using in the close-up is a Bic "crystal" pen, but when the camera changes to her sitting in her desk, she is using a different Paper-Mate brand pen. Also, the notebook is folded back, under itself, but when the camera is panned out, the notebook is open with two pages showing. See more »
Almost 22 years after it's release this movie still remains to be great. Amy Heckerling gave us another hit in the 90's Clueless so it's no doubt that this too has become a cult classic.
This movie being a high school movie evolving around teenagers, though made in the 80's, contained all the elements that a horny teenage movie would have topless women, pot smoking, masturbation, cheating on tests, virginity losing and all that sex talk and quite obviously teen pregnancy!!! However they were not extensively used unnecessarily with the intention to make people laugh they were used at the right time and were very funny.
Sean Penn was excellent that was quite the performance as Jeff Spicoli especially now considering he is an Oscar winner that's quite the long road he has traveled.
This was a great teenager movie and for people who just love high school movies this movie should next on their lit.
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