Ben Baker is a man-child who lives on his friend's couch getting high. His friend, Steve Dallas, is a moderately successful weather reporter who is living a superficial life. When Ben receives word that his father has died, Steve drives him home and they re-connect with Ben's successful and driven sister Terri and hippie step-mother Angela who is the same age as they are. The reading of the will drives Ben to come up with a new purpose in life, but those around him don't prove to be very supportive, and then they all re-examine their own life. Written by
Friendship... there's nothing in it for anybody.
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When Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson) goes to the 1st Street Mart to buy beer late in the movie, he buys Big Light. When he walks into the news station with "the last of the case" it is a Pabst Blue Ribbon. See more
Steve, I would prefer to forego your input since it most recently resulted in my brother becoming fat, unemployed and growing that supremely anti-social beard.
Dropkick Me, Jesus
Written by Paul Craft
Performed by Bobby Bare
Published by © 1976 Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. and Black Sheep Music
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