- 24 April 2012 | Surfing
Sean Penn, the ultimate surfer dude. Can you imagine? Well, in fact, it happened back in 1982, when Penn played "Spicoli", the classic dumb wave rider in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
The film was adapted from a book written by Cameron Crowe. It described his experience in a Californian high school and also feature a young Nicolas Cage. Sean Penn plays the role of Spicoli, a crazy surfer full of with stereotyped catchphrases of the surfing world in his brain.
Jeff Spicoli, a marijuana carefree student, destroys the car of a local Ridgemont football player star and avoids getting into trouble by faking the accident in very creative ways. In the end, he even saves Brooke Shields from drowning.
"Things looks kind of rough out there today, Jeff", says the news reporter. "Well, I'll tell you Stu, I did battle some humongous waves! But you know, just like I told the guy on ABC, 'danger is my business!'", replies Spicoli.
The journalist insists. "Let me ask you a question. When you get out there, do you ever fear for your life?"
"Well, Stu I'll tell you, surfing's not a sport, it's a way of life, you know, a hobby. It's a way of looking at that wave and saying, "Hey bud, let's party!", says the surfer dude. "So, what's next for Jeff Spicoli?".
"Headed over to the Australian and then the Hawaiian Internationals. Then me and Mick are gonna wing on over to London and jam with the Stones", Spicoli finishes the surf interview in great style.