If you'd like an homage to the splendor of the '80s shopping mall, then look no further than the opening sequence of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The montage, set to "We Got the Beat" by the Go-Go's, immortalizes the double-decker mall in all its splendor while the film's cast members crisscross their way through it. Fast Time, which follows multiple Ridgemont High students through the chaos of their lives, is an ensemble movie with the plots effortlessly weaving in and out of one another. They'll return again and again to the shopping center, clearly the hub of life in the '80s, and where Robert Romanus, Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, and Jennifer Jason Leigh work, play, and fall in love.
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