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"'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' came out 40 years ago: Where are they now?"

Catch up with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, and all the other leads in the very enjoyable movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

See also "Fast Times At Ridgemont High Signaled A Shake-Up In Studio Filmmaking" and "Revisiting Fast Times at Ridgemont High". This surprised me:

Unlike the wretched and narcissistic St. Elmo’s Fire, which would come out several years later, these are likable kids. Heckerling is right in pointing out that Fast Times has a lot of 1960s and 1970s revolutionary Hollywood in it, but in important ways it reflects the ethos of a man who was an important figure in the 1980s and whose name comes under some criticism in the film’s commentary track—Ronald Reagan.