Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Audio problem: After Spicoli crashes Jefferson's car, Jefferson's brother says "My brother's gonna kill us - he's gonna kill us" yet his mouth isn't moving during those lines (even though shown from the back you can still tell). Then camera faces him and he now matches the words.

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.

Plot hole: In the very beginning at the mall, where the older guy comes in to the pizza shop and sits in Stacy's section - the co-worker says "she's not even in high school yet." First of all, the school she's at is "Ridgemont High", and secondly, if she wasn't in high school (which would mean she would be younger than 15 at least) - how could she have a job, where the minimum age is at least 15? Even by mall standards, it's doubtful they would hire someone who is 14.

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Mike Damone: I can see it all now, this is gonna be just like last summer. You fell in love with that girl at the Fotomat, you bought forty dollars worth of fuckin' film, and you never even talked to her. You don't even own a camera.

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Question: When the movie first came out, there was a whole different song playing near the end when Mark and Stacy see each other in the mall. In more recent years, "So In Love" is the song playing whenever this scene is shown. Why did the music change over the years? (I believe the song is different now in the swimming pool scene when Mike and Mark go into the pool from what I remember too). Anyone agree with this or have an explanation?

Answer: From what I can gather, "So Much in Love" by Timothy B. Schmit was in the original release of the film, but due to licensing rights issues, home video and cable TV versions of the film replaced this and two or three other tracks. For the 1999 DVD release, the rights seem to have been renewed and the soundtrack matches the original theatrical release.

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