Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

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  1. Cameron Crowe

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Amy Heckerling


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sean Penn

    Sean Penn

    Jeff Spicoli

  2. Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Stacy Hamilton

  3. Judge Reinhold

    Judge Reinhold

    Brad Hamilton

  4. Phoebe Cates

    Phoebe Cates

    Linda Barrett

  5. Brian Backer

    Brian Backer

    Mark 'Rat' Ratner

  6. Robert Romanus

    Robert Romanus

    Mike Damone

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget $4,500,000.00

Revenue $27,092,880.00

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Release Information

  • August 13, 1982
    R, Theatrical
  • March 4, 2003
    R, Physical
  • August 9, 2011
    R, Physical



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