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Hollywood's Finest Act Out 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'

Sean Penn's nonprofit organization CORE, with the help of comedian Dane Cook, organized a live table reading of "Fast Times" with a new all-star cast.

By Jesse Conner

Sean Penn in 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'

In an effort to raise funds for COVID-19 relief through Sean Penn's nonprofit CORE, Penn and stand-up comedian Dane Cook teamed up to bring together a very talented group of actors to do a table read.

But this was no ordinary table read because the script they chose to read is one that people might say is "tasty" and the furthest thing away from "bogus."

Dusting off the cobwebs from the iconic script for "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," they brought in an entirely new cast (except for Sean Penn, of course) to bring these characters back to life.

The amazing "new" cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Dane Cook, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding, Jimmy Kimmel, Shia LaBeouf, John Legend, Ray Liotta, Matthew McConaughey, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts.

And yes, we're just as in awe as you are.

There were a couple of highlights from the reading party that you should look out for when you watch it.

First, fans are probably expecting Sean Penn to play his unforgettable role of Jeff Spicoli, but interestingly enough the actor passed down his iconic stoner-surfer role to millenial movie star Shia LaBeouf, and who better to takes the reins?

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LaBeouf goes full-on method for his character, and we can almost guarantee that he will be your favorite character (or at least the most entertaining).

Second, following the read, fans seemed to really enjoy the scripted scenario where Brad Pitt's character (Brad Hamilton) is fantasizing about Jennifer Aniston's character (Linda Barrett)...this time narrated by the smooth-sounding Morgan Freeman.

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The epic, awkward sequence borders on inappropriate so much that at one point Freeman finishes his line with a heart-felt, "lord have mercy."

Fans seemed to pick up on a certain underlying chemistry between the reunion of Aniston and Pitt, but was that real or acting? Only they truly know...

The one disclaimer we'll give is for the explicit language (it is fast times, after all), and this is the original script so some of the scenes may be a bit out-of-date as the movie was made in a different time and place.

But, if you are looking for an entertaining hour of Hollywood's greats reading lines from a teen classic, check out the full video below.

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