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Fast Times Deleted Scene – Spicoli on Merv Griffin

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We thought it would be fun to wrap this Fast Times 35th anniversary celebration with this Spicoli scene that was not to be. In Cameron’s book, Spicol’s dream sequence occurs on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. After Johnny turned it down, it was written for Merv Griffin, Tom Snyder and finally David Letterman. All of them graciously turned it down for a variety of reasons (more here), so the scene was re-written as a surf competition interview with Stu Nahan. We thought you might like to read the Merv Griffin version. Enjoy!

DARKNESS

We are in the middle of a deep, dark void. After a

moment, a pinprick of light appears in the

distance. We head towards the light. We are being

led somewhere important.

 

As we draw still closer, curtains suddenly part to

reveal a wildly cheering studio audience. We hear

the voice of Merv Griffin.

 

MERV GRIFFIN (O.S.)

Will you please give a warm welcome

to… Jeff Spicoli!

 

The Merv Griffin Show band begins playing a Merv

Griffin Show version of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”.

Someone hands Jeff Spicoli a microphone. He works

the studio audience into a frenzy as he sings the

words to “Highway to Hell”: Merv Griffin show

style.

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Aug 4, 2017

Fast Times 35th Anniversary Screening This Weekend!

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As we previously mentioned, Fathom is hosting the TCM 35th Anniversary screening of Fast Times at Ridgemont High this weekend on over 750 screens. These screenings will take place this Sunday and Wednesday, but check for theaters and times in your area over at the official site. The screening will be hosted by TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz.Check out the trailer above and the poster below!

 

 

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Jul 28, 2017

Summer Screenings

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Hi all. Long time, no talk. Sorry for the lack of updates, but things should be heating up again soon as summer is in full swing. Speaking of summer, we wanted to share a few film screenings we’ve heard about around the country. If we missed some, please let us know.

July 20th – Almost Famous – Rooftop Cinema Club – Montalban – Los Angeles, CA

July 30th/Aug 2nd – Fast Times at Ridgemont High – Fathom/TCM Classics – U.S.

August 9th – Almost Famous – Rooftop Cinema Club – Brooklyn, NY

 

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Jul 11, 2017

Lost in Translation: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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A fun new feature debuts today. Lost in Translation. Those crazy titles for Cameron’s films when they are released outside the U.S. We start with Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The German title is Ich Glaub Ich Steh Im Wald. This loosely translates to I Think I’m Standing in the Forest. Maybe it’s a reference to Spicoli’s state of mind???

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Jun 25, 2015

Fast Times with President Obama and Sean Penn

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President Obama and Sean Penn were both guests last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy asked President Obama if he’s seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High and he replied that the film is “a classic”. “I lived it, man,” he said. “I didn’t just see it.” This definitely tops George Bush quoting “Show Me The Money” from his State of the Union address.

Sean Penn also discussed the film (see that clip below). The third guest last night? Earth, Wind & Fire….perfect, right? Enjoy!

 

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Mar 13, 2015

Fast Times Returns to Theaters

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Fast Times At Ridgemont High returns to the big screen at CineMark Theaters on Sunday, January 19th and Wednesday, January 22nd. This is in conjunction with their Classic Series with showings scheduled across the United States. Other films being screened include The Princess Bride, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Big, Groundhog Day and Sleepless in Seattle. Tickets and a list of theaters are available over at their site.

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Jan 17, 2014

Fast Times in London

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“Stoner Buds” – Anthony Edwards & Eric Stoltz

The Prince Charles Cinema in London, England continues their recent showing of Cameron’s films with Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The film will be shown on Sunday, October 6th. More info and tickets can be purchased on their official site. Give us a shout and send us some pics if you’re able to attend.

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Oct 4, 2013

Fun With Blu-ray Covers

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I always get a kick out of the wide variety of Blu-ray covers from around the world…

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Apr 3, 2013

Mike Finger’s The Blue and the Black