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The Wild Life (1984)

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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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
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Craig Davis
Jack Kehoe ...
Mr. Parker
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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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After the hottest summer of their lives, getting back to basics was easy, getting back to normal was the hard part. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Attention Délires!  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,001,000, 30 September 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,020,375
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Edward Van Halen wrote the soundtrack to this movie. There are three pieces of music that came to later Van Halen albums. "Good Enough" which was on the 1986 album, 5150. "Right Now" which on the For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album in 1991 and "Blood and Fire" made Van Halen's latest album, A Different Kind Of Truth from 2012. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Tom Drake: It's casual.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

(DO NOT) STAND IN THE SHADOWS
Written by Steve Stevens and Billy Idol
Performed by Billy Idol
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, Inc.
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A wild film about living life to the fullest...
3 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Great party movie, following the adventures of Bill & Tom, two high school buddies at opposite ends of the spectrum. Bill (Eric Stolz) prefers to live life straight-laced, while his friend Tom (Chris Penn) takes nothing seriously except partying all the time. When Bill moves out of his mother's house to live on his own he faces many issues, from his girlfriend, to his brother, to his landlord. Meanwhile, his friend Tom moves in to keep the rent down but proceeds to turn Bill's life upside down. This movie is non-stop comedy from start to finish and is a personal favorite of mine. Soundtrack features guitar virtuoso Edward Van Halen throughout the movie, also features cameos by rockers Lee Ving and Ron Wood. 70s Pornstar legend Kitten Navidad also makes an appearance! Classic 80s movie is worth multiple looks. Now all that needs to be done is a much anticipated DVD release! If you enjoyed this movie, take a look at "The Last American Virgin" which is similar to "Wild Life". I rate both highly.


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