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Fast Times at Ridgemont High
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8. 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'

Rolling Stone's Cameron Crowe wrote this 1982 classic about a bunch of high school seniors enduring endless humiliations in San Diego. Paved the way for a short-lived TV spinoff, the entire career of Sean Penn and millions of teenage boys rewinding the famous Phoebe Cates pool scene over and over until the tape burst into flames. 

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