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Quiz about Fast Times at Ridgemont HighThe Cast
Quiz about Fast Times at Ridgemont HighThe Cast

"Fast Times at Ridgemont High"-The Cast Quiz


The 1982 classic teen movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" was a starting point in the careers of several young actors. Some would later become big stars, and at least three have gone on to win Oscars. Let's see how many you can identify.

A multiple-choice quiz by robbieh. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
robbieh
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
285,152
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. This actor played a bit part as Brad's Bud. "Fast Times" was his first film, and the only time he was billed using his real name. He would go on to win an Oscar for Best Actor in 1996, playing a doomed alcoholic. Who is he? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This red-haired actor also made his film debut in "Fast Times", playing one of the three Stoner Buds. He's since appeared in over fifty movies, including "Mask" in 1985 and "Pulp Fiction" in 1994. Name the actor. Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This actor played the other Stoner Bud, another bit part. He is best known for playing Dr. Mark Greene on the TV series "ER", from 1994-2002. Who is he? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Remember when Brad was delivering fish in that silly pirate outfit? A beautiful girl pulled up beside his car, Brad gave her the eye, and she cracked up at his costume? The girl playing that bit part was actually a member of a very famous rock group called Heart. She was married to Cameron Crowe, who wrote "Fast Times". Who played the girl in the car? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. He played Charles Jefferson, the scary football star, in "Fast Times", his first film role. He was yet another actor who played a small part in the film, and would later go on to win an Oscar for Best Actor. He won for "The Last King of Scotland" (2006). Which actor played Jefferson? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This actor had already been around for a long time. He got his start on Broadway in the 1940s, and was featured in many films and television shows. He played Uncle Martin on the 1963-66 TV hit "My Favorite Martian". He was grumpy Mr. Hand in "Fast Times". Name the actor. Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. She played dark-haired Linda Barrett, and she wore that famous red bikini in the topless pool fantasy scene. She also appeared in 1984's "Gremlins", but eventually went into semi-retirement to raise a family with her movie-star husband. Who played Linda? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In the film, Brad Hamilton was the boy-next-door type, and this young actor fit the bill perfectly. He went on to star in "Beverly Hills Cop" in 1982 and "Ruthless People" in 1984. He's worked steadily ever since. Name the actor that played Brad Hamilton. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Blonde Stacy Hamilton was Brad's sister, who was looking for love in the mall, and happened to get pregnant along the way. She was played by the daughter of the late character actor Vic Morrow. She's a "serious" actress, often appearing in independent films. Who's the actress that played Stacy? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. This actor received top billing for his role in "Fast Times". It was his second film, after 1981's "Taps". He's another Oscar-winner - his award was for his role in "Mystic River" in 2003. He played Jeff Spicoli, and he was "totally awesome". Who is he? Hint



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1. This actor played a bit part as Brad's Bud. "Fast Times" was his first film, and the only time he was billed using his real name. He would go on to win an Oscar for Best Actor in 1996, playing a doomed alcoholic. Who is he?

Answer: Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage made it big in 1987 with two terrific films, "Raising Arizona" and "Moonstruck", and was Oscar-nominated for his performance in "Adaptation" in 2002. He won in 1996 for "Leaving Las Vegas". He was born in California in 1964. His late grandfather, Carmine Coppola, was a composer who won an Oscar for his contributions to the musical scores for the "Godfather" trilogy. Cage is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire.
2. This red-haired actor also made his film debut in "Fast Times", playing one of the three Stoner Buds. He's since appeared in over fifty movies, including "Mask" in 1985 and "Pulp Fiction" in 1994. Name the actor.

Answer: Eric Stoltz

Eric Stoltz was born in California in 1961. He played the bathrobe-wearing drug-dealer, who helped John Travolta revive Uma Thurman from a heroin overdose in "Pulp Fiction". He's also appeared in "Jerry Maguire" (1996) and "The Rules of Attraction" (2002). In "Mask", probably his best-known role, Stoltz played a young man disfigured by a rare bone condition sometimes called lionitis. Stoltz wore latex foam masks and dentures to simulate his character's facial deformity.
All the actors mentioned here are red-heads.
3. This actor played the other Stoner Bud, another bit part. He is best known for playing Dr. Mark Greene on the TV series "ER", from 1994-2002. Who is he?

Answer: Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards was born in Santa Monica California in 1962. He's been in quite a few movies, including "Top Gun" (1986), but will probably always be best remembered as Mark Greene. I thought his "ER" performance was wonderful, and the brain tumor death storyline very moving. All four actors mentioned starred in "ER".
4. Remember when Brad was delivering fish in that silly pirate outfit? A beautiful girl pulled up beside his car, Brad gave her the eye, and she cracked up at his costume? The girl playing that bit part was actually a member of a very famous rock group called Heart. She was married to Cameron Crowe, who wrote "Fast Times". Who played the girl in the car?

Answer: Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson, her sister Ann Wilson and a rotating group of musicians made up the group called Heart. Some of their hits included, "Magic Man", "Crazy On You" and "Barracuda". The other three are also famous girl rockers.
5. He played Charles Jefferson, the scary football star, in "Fast Times", his first film role. He was yet another actor who played a small part in the film, and would later go on to win an Oscar for Best Actor. He won for "The Last King of Scotland" (2006). Which actor played Jefferson?

Answer: Forrest Whitaker

Forrest Whitaker was born in Texas in 1961. He began to attract notice in 1985, as a pool hustler in "The Color of Money" and as the soldier Big Harold in 1986's "Platoon". He's made many good films since - "Bird" in 1988, "The Crying Game" in 1992, and of course there's his Oscar-winning portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland". Whitaker is the fourth African-American actor to win the Best Actor Oscar, after Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx.
6. This actor had already been around for a long time. He got his start on Broadway in the 1940s, and was featured in many films and television shows. He played Uncle Martin on the 1963-66 TV hit "My Favorite Martian". He was grumpy Mr. Hand in "Fast Times". Name the actor.

Answer: Ray Walston

Tony and Emmy-award winning Ray Walston was born in New Orleans in 1914. Walston won the 1956 Tony award for best musical comedy star for "Damn Yankees". He appeared in "The Apartment" (1960), "Paint Your Wagon" (1969) and "The Sting" (1973). He won his Emmys for "Picket Fences" in 1995 and '96. Walston lived to see the 21st century, but just barely - he died on January 1st, 2001. All the actors mentioned starred in long-running TV shows.
7. She played dark-haired Linda Barrett, and she wore that famous red bikini in the topless pool fantasy scene. She also appeared in 1984's "Gremlins", but eventually went into semi-retirement to raise a family with her movie-star husband. Who played Linda?

Answer: Phoebe Cates

Phoebe Cates appeared a few more movies after "Gremlins" before marrying Kevin Kline. They have two children. The one thing the actresses mentioned have in common - they were all born in 1963.
8. In the film, Brad Hamilton was the boy-next-door type, and this young actor fit the bill perfectly. He went on to star in "Beverly Hills Cop" in 1982 and "Ruthless People" in 1984. He's worked steadily ever since. Name the actor that played Brad Hamilton.

Answer: Judge Reinhold

Judge Reinhold was born in 1957 in Wilmington, Delaware. He's never stopped working since his TV debut in "Wonder Woman" in 1979. Reinhold has appeared in over 75 films and many TV shows.
9. Blonde Stacy Hamilton was Brad's sister, who was looking for love in the mall, and happened to get pregnant along the way. She was played by the daughter of the late character actor Vic Morrow. She's a "serious" actress, often appearing in independent films. Who's the actress that played Stacy?

Answer: Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born in Hollywood California in 1962. Her parents were Vic Morrow (TV's "Combat") and screenwriter Barbara Turner. She began her show business career at the age of 14 - she was 20 when she played Stacy Hamilton in "Fast Times".

She's known for playing off-beat roles, in films such as "Last Exit to Brooklyn" (1989), "Bastard Out of Carolina" (1996) and "In the Cut" (2003)), as well as "Dolores Claiborne"(1995) and 1994's "The Hudsucker Proxy". All the actresses mentioned were born in 1962.
10. This actor received top billing for his role in "Fast Times". It was his second film, after 1981's "Taps". He's another Oscar-winner - his award was for his role in "Mystic River" in 2003. He played Jeff Spicoli, and he was "totally awesome". Who is he?

Answer: Sean Penn

Sean Penn was born in Santa Monica California in 1960. He's the son of director Leo Penn and actress Eileen Ryan. He's given a lot of memorable performances in films including "The Falcon and the Snowman" 1985), "Carlito's Way" (1993), "Dead Man Walking" (1995) and "I Am Sam" (2001). Penn is also a director, his most recent film was "Into the Wild" in 2007. Sean Penn was married to the entertainer Madonna, and then to actress Robin Wright - both marriages ended in divorce.

He was hilarious as Jeff Spicoli.
Source: Author robbieh

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