Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

12 corrected entries

Corrected entry: When Mark Ratner and Stacy Hamilton are having dinner, it's supposed to be at night but sunlight can be seen coming through, through the windows.

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Correction: There's no reason to think it's sunlight - it's more likely the restaurant had a well lit porch or patio (like many restaurants do).

Bishop73

Corrected entry: Before the football game, there is a Ridgemont Wolves poster to be run through by the players. When they bust though, there's only 5 players going though it, then a second later they show the entire roster running on the 50 yard line.

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Correction: There is no mistake because the shots aren't meant to be continuous. Also, the players running through the banner are going "north and south" because the field goal post is behind them, while the players on the 50-yard line are running "east to west" and coming from the locker room area, not going through the banner.

Bishop73

Corrected entry: When Charles Jefferson and his little brother show up in the Arcade area of the mall, Spicoli and his little brother first leave toward the camera, at this time there are only 3 arcade games against the wall. After Charles asks Demone about some concert tickets, you see Spicoli and the brother playing a PAC MAN game which has appeared out of nowhere as a fourth game.

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benmar4611

Correction: There is no mistake. These are two different areas that are shown. You can tell because the first wall with the 3 games has a giant "mall arcade" banner on it and Pac-Man is next to Space Invaders and there's no banner.

Bishop73

Corrected entry: When Stacy sneaks out of the house, and again when Brad is washing his car, a large 2-car garage can be seen in the background beside the driveway. But when Stacy is waiting outside the house for Mike, the garage isn't there.

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Correction: The home's front facing exterior wall, with the front door and two sets of windows, is at a perfect 90° angle to its left with the garage door wall. When Stacy sneaks out and when Brad washes the car, the camera is facing both walls at an angle. However, when Stacy is at the curb, the camera is facing the front of the house head on, so the wall with the garage door is still there, but it is obscured. Look past the tall shrubs and metal garbage bins. Also notice how much closer the front facing exterior wall of the garage (with a window and decorative shutters) is to the curb, than the wall with the front door.

Super Grover

Corrected entry: In the scene where Damone is in his room calling people so he can get paid back loaned money, you see a picture of Pete Townsend behind him. But when Damone hangs up, he looks up and the shot shows that he is presumably looking at Pete Townsend's picture, only to pan back to Damone and the picture is behind him.

Correction: It is possible he has more than 1 picture of Pete Townsend in his room.

SAZOO1975

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, Mark Rattner is shown working at the theater taking tickets and directing movie customers. Rattner is telling customers, "Smoking's upstairs to your left" but when the kids come over to ask Dimone about the Van Halen tickets, there is a sign behind them that says, "No smoking or food please" This is for the theater because the sign below it says, "Bargain matinees".

Correction: The no smoking or food please is likely for the foyer to the theater. Smoking would be allowed in a smoking section, the foyer isn't a smoking section.

Corrected entry: Isn't it odd that Stacey's bedroom has two entrances, across the room from each other? Stacey's mother uses one to exit just before Stacy sneaks out for her late-night date, while Stacy uses the other during her date with Mark.

Correction: This is not a mistake. You see the door that Stacy's mom exits out of. When Damone is over at Stacy's, and she is getting her suit on to go swimming, you can see the door behind her which is open. It's really quick, but you can see the hallway behind her as she is tying her bathing suit.

Corrected entry: When Stacy calls Damone because he is supposed to drive her to the clinic, his mom tells her that he is in the garage helping his father. Later in the movie you see Damone leaving a second story apartment, without a garage, leaving for school and finds that his car has been vandalized.

Correction: Damone is hiding from Stacey. There is a pause after she asks his mom if he is home. It is not too far fetched to believe that he would have told his mom to say anything to avoid having to talk to Stacey. She never went to his place so, she wouldn't know that he didn't have a garage.

Corrected entry: When Linda dives into the pool, she is seen to swim in a straight line across the pool. But when she gets out (complaining about water in her ears), she gets out using a ladder that was adjacent to where she dove in. She would have had to make an immediate sharp right-hand turn to use the ladder she did.

Correction: Linda dives in and pushes off of the bottom of the pool, and that's when she turns right toward the ladder.

Corrected entry: When Jeff orders the pizza in Mr. Hand's class, the pizza guy says that it is a double cheese and sausage pizza. When Mr. Hand opens the pizza box, and gives it to the class its just a plain pizza with no toppings.

Correction: Some pizza places put the toppings, i.e. sausage, pepperoni, under the cheese so the meat doesn't get burned or dried out. With double cheese it would be possible that you wouldn't see the meat.

Corrected entry: After Stacy informs Dimone she's pregnant, he asks how she knows the baby is his. Stacy tells Dimone that she hasn't been with anyone else. But what about Ron Johnson? He was the stereo salesman Stacy met earlier at the mall who had sex with her at the baseball field. Did she forget about him already?

Correction: It is stated that Stacy hadn't heard from Ron since November. Stacy and Dimone, along with Rat and Linda had been swimming once already. I suspect that this means that they "did it" in late Spring.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Mark Ratner asks for Stacy's phone number, there is a customer paying for a slice of pizza. Stacy tells the customer to pay $1.10. The customer gives her a dollar and change. She then gives him five cents back. The only way this could be right is if the customer gave her $1.15. If he could do that, why not the exact $1.10?

Correction: In this scene, when Stacy says "$1.10, and you get 5 cents back", the price is actually $1.05 and the customer gives her $1.10 and she gives him his change, which would be 5 cents. When she says "$1.10", she was only confirming the amount the customer gave to her, not how much she wanted from him.

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