The high school where the students attend is "Bronson Alcott High School". Bronson Alcott was a nineteenth-century Transcendentalist writer best known for starting an ultimately unsuccessful Utopian community called "Fruitlands" and for being the father of "Little Women" author Louisa May Alcott. At one time, Amy Heckerling dated Bronson Pinchot (whose middle name is Alcott, after the author). "Bronson Alcott" is also the name of the prep school in Nat Hentoff's 1976 novel 'This School is Driving Me Crazy', where the protagonist's father is headmaster.
Cher: Daddy's a litigator. Those are the scariest kind of lawyer. Even Lucy, our maid, is terrified of him. And daddy's so good he gets $500 an hour to fight with people. But he fights with me for free because I'm his daughter.
Clueless is based on a screenplay by American film director Amy Heckerling, who loosely based it on the 1816 comic novel Emma by English novelist Jane Austen [1775-1817].
How old are Cher and Josh?
Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is 16. Josh (Paul Rudd) is a college freshman, making him 18, give or take a year according to his birthdate. At the time of filming, Silverstone was actually 18 and Rudd was almost 26.
How many died in the Pismo Beach disaster and when is the anniversary?