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The Wild Life (1984)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  28 September 1984 (USA)
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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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Tom Drake (as Christopher Penn)
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Jim Conrad
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Bill Conrad
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Eileen
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Anita
Brin Berliner ...
Tony
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Harry
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David Curtiss
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Donna (as Susan Blackstone)
Cari Anne Warder ...
Julie
Robert Ridgely ...
Craig Davis
Jack Kehoe ...
Mr. Parker
Simone White ...
Brenda (as Jennifer White)
Beth McKinley ...
Robin
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Vince
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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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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

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$9,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The actor who appears at the party scene claiming to be the father of Chris Penn is Leo Penn, his real father. See more »

Goofs

The mark on Thomas Drake's face after he and his friends hit their heads together in the restaurant. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Tom Drake: It's casual.
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References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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BURNING UP
written and performed by Madonna
Courtesy of Sire Records Company
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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