Based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe, Fast Times follows a group of high school students growing up in Southern California. 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. At the center of the film is Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer who faces-off with the resolute Mr. Hand—a man convinced that everyone is on dope.
- Genre: Comedy
- Studio: Universal Pictures, Refugee Films
- Keyword: rock 'n' roll, based on novel or book, friendship, high school, shopping mall, bong, teacher, coming of age, marijuana, loss of virginity, drug humor, teen movie, stoner, irreverence, teen comedy, woman director, teenager
- Cast: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus