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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.

Director:

Art Linson

Writer:

Cameron Crowe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Penn ... Tom Drake (as Christopher Penn)
Ilan Mitchell-Smith ... Jim Conrad
Eric Stoltz ... Bill Conrad
Jenny Wright ... Eileen
Lea Thompson ... Anita
Brin Berliner ... Tony
Rick Moranis ... Harry
Hart Bochner ... David Curtiss
Susan Rinell ... Donna (as Susan Blackstone)
Cari Anne Warder Cari Anne Warder ... Julie
Robert Ridgely ... Craig Davis
Jack Kehoe ... Mr. Parker
Simone White Simone White ... Brenda (as Jennifer White)
Beth McKinley Beth McKinley ... Robin
Michael Bowen ... 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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From the creators of 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High" - something even faster! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Attention Délires! See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$11,020,375
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ronnie Wood: Guitarist for The Rolling Stones as the "refrigerator raider" during the party scene. See more »

Goofs

Jim corrects Tony, telling him not use the phrase 'Nam instead of Vietnam, and that veterans hate when regular people do that. He then almost immediately uses 'Nam when telling his story about Charlie getting spit on by a bank teller. See more »

Quotes

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

The UK video version was cut by 1 min 7 secs to remove all footage of nunchakus and to edit a scene where a cigarette is lit by an ignited aerosol can. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Not Another Teen Movie (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

For What It's Worth
Written by Stephen Stills
Performed by Buffalo Springfield (as The Buffalo Springfield)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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a nice silly meaningless film
9 January 2001 | by timmaukSee all my reviews

Sometimes I don't want to watch a classic film. No thought provoking drama, or a witty snappy comedy. Sometimes I just want to watch a silly little meaningless film on a rainy or snowy day. This is the film to watch.

It has some good talent in it who were just getting started. That is always interesting to see. The story is this, kid(Eric Stolz) leaves high school and wants to move out on his own, trouble ensues. Freaky friends(Chris Penn, Rick Moranis), unattainable girl(Lea Thompson) and a over nagging family is all featured here. There is also a nude scene in a bar, so beware. There is a minor storyline about the little brother(Ilan Mitchell-Smith) who befriends a Vietnam vet who he starts looking up to, and later learns a little too much about his past.

So if you want to give your mind a rest, your sick with the flu, snowed in or just feeling kind of silly, watch this movie and enjoy. I do own this movie and have enjoyed seeing it about 8 times now.


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