Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Continuity mistake: When Brad Hamilton is pouring the coffee in the machine at the Mi-T-Mart, there is a clock on the wall next to the battery display, but when the guy comes in to rob the place, the clock is gone and there is a Hostess Fruit Pie poster there now. (01:23:00)


Continuity mistake: When Mr. Hand shows up at Jeff's house to study history, the bong in Jeff's bedroom alternates between full of smoke and empty. (01:15:15)

Continuity mistake: When Brad admits to his boss he threatened his customer, Brad is shown and there's nothing out the window behind him. Brad is told he's fired (instantly) and then Brad's shown again (only one second later from same exact position) with a potato chip truck sitting still out the same window. There's no way a truck could just appear out of nowhere in only one second-slowing down to a stop maybe, but not sitting still that quickly.

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Hand writes his name on the board to introduce himself to the class, he underlines it. The underline changes a few shots later, and then the lines revert back to the way they were originally. (00:09:30)

Continuity mistake: During the pool scene, just before the two guys come over, the color of the bra on the girl who is lying on her back changes from darker red to almost orange during different angles. (00:48:55)


Continuity mistake: When the word prick is painted on the gremlin door, the top of the k is painted on the door handle. When the car pulls into the parking lot at school with the cardboard covering up the writing, there is no paint on the door handle.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike is trying to get Mark to ask Stacey out, there is a shot of her behind the counter and Stacey's hair is pulled back on the sides in french braids with ribbons on the ends. Then when Mark approaches Stacey, her hair is pulled back in a clip. The first shot of Stacey with the braid, is actually cut from a scene later in the film, when Mark and Stacey talk at the counter. (00:27:35 - 00:28:20)

Continuity mistake: After the Last Dance scene, they show a night shot again like in the very beginning of the movie of people coming and going at the mall. If you look closely, you can tell this was shot the same night the beginning scene was filmed. For instance, the guy in the grey blazer and black pants is there again, but what gives it away most is the woman on the far left in the red and white Hawaiian dress, she even is in her same spot as the scene at the start. (01:21:00)


Continuity mistake: When the Santa sits down in the Pizza place after getting urinated on, when his food is brought over his fake mustache is covering his mouth because it's so big, then a second later when he is shown again, the mustache is suddenly smaller and you can see his mouth.


Continuity mistake: When Jeff Spicoli says, "People on ludes should not drive", you can see a Honda/Kawasaki dealership through his driver's side window. Six seconds later the car is shown from the outside and he passes by the same dealership again. (00:44:00)

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant (of Mark and Stacy's date), the upper cabinets in the back by the left corner of the screen are not covered by curtains. Then when Damone comes in and gives Mark the wallet, the same cabinets are now covered. Then seconds later as Mark and Stacy start leaving, they are uncovered again.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when they're all showing up for school Eric Stoltz is putting his skateboard in his locker. A couple of minutes later he and his friends are getting out of the van with his skateboard.


Continuity mistake: When Rat approaches Stacy at the check-out to ask for her phone number, the characters in the background keep changing. Sometimes you see Damone standing there; other times there are different people.

Other mistake: Rattner and DiMone are game planning about Rattner's date with Stacy (Leigh). DiMone tells Rattner that all he needs to do to score with Stacy is play songs from side 1 of "Led Zeppelin IV" (Zoso). You then hear the song "Kashmere", which is on the album "Physical Graffiti".

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Suggested correction: Damone (not DiMone), told Rat that when they were making out to put on side 1 of Led Zeppelin IV. The fact that Rat is playing Kashmir from Physical Graffiti is just to show that Rat was unclear about Damone's instructions.

Not sure if Rat is unclear about Damone's instructions... he said he had 4 steps to making sure that getting a date with Stacy and keeping her around, and if all else fails, to play side one of LZ-IV... seems that Rat would (should) have asked if he was unclear then at that point considering Rat had a crush on her throughout the movie. I think that it's more of a musical inside joke if anyone was/is familiar with the Zep catalog realizing two things - one, the first four steps of Damone's plan didn't work being that his character was pretty shady and fake (off camera...because you don't see Rat implementing any of them) and two, that "he can't even get the music correct" due to his nervousness.


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Trivia: The pretty girl in the corvette that pulls up next to Hamilton, when he is wearing the Pirate uniform, is Nancy Wilson of the rock band Heart. At the time Wilson was dating Cameron Crowe, who wrote the film's screenplay, and later got married.

William Bergquist

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Question: How does Stacy give Guy 5 cent change if his total is $1.10? Did he have a 15 cent piece?

Answer: This could be considered a mistake. Some people say the pizza cost $1.05, and he gave her $1.10, with 5 cents back. But if you watch the register, she rings up $1.10 before he hands her the money and then it shows $0.05. It seems this part wasn't in the script, so was added as filler and some of the sequence is slightly off.


Answer: Three quarters and four dimes would make it correct.

Greg Dwyer

But you can see that there is a dollar bill in the transaction - check the " mistakes" on this forum for the discussion. Your theory would be correct, had the dollar bill not been shown.


His bill was $1.05 and he gave her $1.10 so his change was a nickel.

No, his bill is 1.10. Stacey even says " that'll be 1.10"


Answer: She's acknowledging how much the guy gives her, not how much the pizza cost. She says "1.10" and then gives him 5 cents back, because the pizza likely costs $1.05.

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