He turned it down, as the project really wasn't his kind of movie, but can you imagine how weird and amazing a David Lynch "Fast Times" would have been? Heckerling made her feature directing debut with "Fast Times," landing the job on the strength of her film-school thesis project, a short called "Getting It Over With," about a girl trying to lose her virginity. Despite the wall-to-wall rock tracks, the movie had no instrumental score, save for stock music from the Universal Studios library. As would become typical for a Crowe project, "Fast Times" had a stellar classic-rock soundtrack; credit for that goes mostly to Irving Azoff, one of the film's producers and also the manager of the Eagles and Stevie Nicks. Hand Ray Walstona strict teacher who has no time for the slacker's antics.
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The "Fast Times" show, which lost a lot from having to be squeaky-clean enough for network TV, lasted just seven episodes. Little did they anticipate his Method rigor; throughout the shoot, he stayed in character and insisted on being addressed as "Spicoli," not "Sean. Several other A-listers and future A-listers were up for parts in the film but didn't get them, including Family Ties" pilot instead and landed a seven-year gig on a hit TV sitcom. Hand Ray Walstona strict teacher who has no time for the slacker's antics. Producers hired Moon Unit Zappa, then a newly-minted high school graduate who was considered an authority on Southern California teen slang because of her hit song "Valley Girl," as a consultant. Her ex-husband, David Brandt, and his band were booked to play the high school dance.