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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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Storyline

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 »

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

Three members of the cast (Chris Penn, Eric Stoltz, and Michael Bowen) later became members of Quentin Tarantino's stock company. See more »

Goofs

Several seconds before Reggie gives Bill a maple bar, the tray containing the maple bars is about six inches to the right of the divider in the middle of the shelves. From that moment, Reggie is at the cash register and Anita is talking to Bill, so there is nobody else near the tray. But when Reggie comes back into the scene to grab the maple bar, it is flush with the divider even though there was nobody else behind the counter who could have moved it. 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

Referenced in Tales from the Future: In the Beginning (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Be Wild
Written by Mars Bonfire
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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clastic
25 July 1999 | by FincSee all my reviews

One of those movies where you don't have to expect an award or anything from it, but just want to watch it and have a good time. A feel good movie about basically nothing just makes you laugh at how much this movie's characters are just looking for some fun and not an Academy Award. The whole thing with Eric Stoltz brother...why was that in there. It was still funny and I enjoyed but it had no point. There'll never be another movie like this. Now a days the movies try to have to much story and it turns out terriable. We need another pointless movie like the Wild Life!


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