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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 brings all your fantasies to life. 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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The soundtrack was composed and recorded by Edward Van Halen, much of which was reworked and used in subsequent Van Halen releases. 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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Connections

Referenced in Say Anything... (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT
Written by Bobby Troup
Performed by Little Richard
Courtesy of Specialty Records, Inc.
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Worth a rent
21 July 1999 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

Fast Times it ain't. But check this movie out, it has a heart. Pour yourself a drink and enjoy. It's loaded with a slew of just-beginning stars. Sherilyn Fenn has her first on-screen credited cameo. Chris Penn, Lea Thompson, Eric Stotz, Jenny Wright, Rick Moranis, etc.--they all look so young. Oh and if you look closely the cop's wife is Nancy Wilson from the rock band Heart.


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