Standing in the shadows of Fast Times. Cameron Crowe’s OTHER movie to feature High Shcool, a Penn, and Eric Stolz.
Lea Thompson and Eric Stoltz right before they started filming Back to the Future. Ilan Mitchell-Smith (Wyatt), right before Weird Science. Eddie Van Halen at the Zenith of his popularity, scores this film basically with VH demos. So you couldn’t get Sean Penn, you got his Yellow-haired brother. Which is like having an Animal House sequel with Jim Belushi.
New York Times review is pretty accurate here.