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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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It's casual. See more »

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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Attention Délires!  »

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$9,500,000 (USA)
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Writer Cameron Crowe's wife, Nancy Wilson (from the rock group Heart) appears as the wife of the character David the cop. See more »

Goofs

When the guys are driving to the strip club, you can clearly see a cop car blocking a side street to prevent any cars from interrupting the filming on the main street they are driving on. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Tom Drake: It's casual.
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Referenced in Cameron's Book of Love (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

NO TRESPASSING
Written by Louise Goffin, Charlotte Caffey and Kevin McCormick
Performed by Louise Goffin with Charlotte Caffey
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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Chris Penn's finest
27 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Chris Penn is hilarious as the all-time stoner brother of Jeff spicoli. This movie is great because it was a lot more real and funnier than fast times at ridgemont high. Casting was perfect and one of my favorite soundtracks of almost all Eddie van halen which went on to become songs on ou812 and unlawful carnal knowledge. This movie is one of the great stoner film heroes with cheech and chong. Fast times was more depressing than funny. Abortions, friends cheating on friends, jerking off in bathrooms, bad jobs, and failing school. Someone must hate the eighties to like ridgemont more than the wild life. The film even had great cameos like the maker of city limits Michelle schocked in the liquor store or Ben Stein in his first role in the sunny's surplus store.


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