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While most of the countless teen comedies of the 1980s are best forgotten, this 1982 feature is one of the few treasures of its type. Truly funny and boasting early performances by several talented actors, Amy Heckerling's debut feature captured the comic awkwardness of a generation caught in between the anything-goes spirit of the 1970s and the nothing-matters anxiety of the 1980s. Cameron Crowe adapted his semi-autobiographical novel for the screen. With Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, Ray Walston, Anthony Edwards, Eric Stoltz and Sean Penn in his hilarious, star-making role as the blissfully out-of-it stoner Jeff Spicoli.
Amy Heckerling---USA---1982---92 mins.
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