R | | Comedy, Drama
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.
During the classroom test scene in science class, right after Pat Benatar lookalike Blair Tefkin is shown, we see a fellow student holding a stuffed lizard. In a few years, Tefkin would play a character on the miniseries V (specifically V: The Final Battle) who infamously gives birth to a lizard baby.
Perry's Pizza Waitress:
Linda, Linda, there he is. There's that guy from the stereo store. Don't you think he looks like Richard Gere?
Linda Barrett: Did you see his cute little butt?
When Jefferson's little brother is riding in his older brother's (Forest Whitaker) car with Jeff Spicoli, he asks "you seen the new Playboy? Bo Derek's tits!". Bo Derek last posed for Playboy in August 1981. Filming for this movie was in November & December of 1981 so that "new" playboy would have been three of four months old.
"The End" appears on a video arcade game screen. The game is Atari's Missle Command (once all the player's cities have been destroyed).
The MPAA originally slapped the film with an "X" rating, stating that the male frontal nudity had to be cut from the boathouse sex scene. This cut, along with a few other trims to that scene, was made and the MPAA gave the film an "R" rating.
$2,545,674 15 August 1982