Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Drake (as Christopher Penn)
Jim Conrad
Bill Conrad
Brin Berliner ...
David Curtiss
Donna (as Susan Blackstone)
Cari Anne Warder ...
Robert Ridgely ...
Craig Davis
Jack Kehoe ...
Mr. Parker
Simone White ...
Brenda (as Jennifer White)
Beth McKinley ...


Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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From the creators of 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High" - something even faster! See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

28 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attention Délires!  »

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$9,500,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Eric Stoltz, Reginald Farmer, and Nancy Wilson all starred in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and in "The Wild Life" Cameron Crowe also wrote both films. See more »


During the scene where Jim has the music up too loud, Bill comes in and it appears that he yanks the plug out. After he leaves, Jim turns it back on by hitting play, not by putting the plug back in. See more »


[repeated line]
Tom Drake: It's casual.
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Referenced in TruInside: Heathers (2016) See more »


Performed by Peter Case
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Before Chris Penn became obese
21 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are a lot of people that put down on these type 80's movies but those people may not have been coming of age during this time. I was just starting college when this movie was released so I could really appreciate it at the time and my friends and I still, to this day, will occasionally joke about certain lines in the movie. As much as I liked Sean Penn's Character Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times", I actually enjoy Chris Penn's Character "Tommy" more because he is the lead character with more of a actual speaking roll opposed to just a series of one liners such as with Spicoli. Chris Penn should probably pop this film in his VCR and use it for motivation to lose some weight. Yes, the subplot with the Randy Quaid, Vietnam vet character does seem a little out of place, but he does a convincing job in the role. If there is anyone out there that hasn't seen this movie but liked the other similar type movies such as "Fast Times", etc. I highly recommend it.

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