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U.S., 1982
Directed by Amy Heckerling
With Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus, Ray Walston
Written by Cameron Crowe
Approx. 90 mins. DCP.


Virginal-but-not-wanting-to-be Jennifer Jason Leigh gets love tips from experienced Phoebe Cates, while Sean Penn steals scenes as perpetually fried Jeff Spicoli. Screenplay by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name.

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“The best of the racy teen comedies perfectly preserves the fashions and attitudes of the ’80s.”
– Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

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