The Wild Life (film)

The Wild Life (film)

name = The Wild Life

caption = "The Wild Life" movie poster
director = Art Linson
writer = Cameron Crowe
producer = Cameron Crowe
Art Linson
starring = Chris Penn
Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Eric Stoltz
Lea Thompson
Jenny Wright
Rick Moranis
Sherilyn Fenn
Hart Bochner
cinematography = James Glennon
editing = Michael Jablow
music = Eddie Van Halen
Donn Landee
distributor = Universal Pictures
released = September 28, 1984
awards =
budget =
runtime = 96 min.
language = English
country = USA
amg_id = 1:54558
imdb_id = 0088402

The Wild Life is a 1984 comedy-drama film, written by "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" writer Cameron Crowe, and directed by Art Linson. The film is only available on VHS and Laserdisc in pan and scan with stereo analog tracks. No DVD version has been released due to music rights issues concerning the artists on the soundtrack.

Plot Summary

The plot revolves around the characters of three teenagers living in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Bill (played by Eric Stoltz), just graduated from high school and just got his first apartment. His younger brother Jim (played by Ilan Mitchell-Smith), is a kid who likes to use pipe bombs to blow up things, especially a statue at the high school. Tom (played by Chris Penn), is portrayed as a crazy teen. Other important characters include Anita (played by Lea Thompson) who works at a donut shop and her good friend Eileen (played by Jenny Wright) who works at a trendy department store. Anita has a fling with a cop named David (played by Hart Bochner), who, unknown to Anita, is married. The three boys set out for a night of fun and craziness at a strip bar and later on have a party at Bill's apartment.


*Chris Penn - Tom Drake
*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
*Cari Anne Warder - Julie
*Robert Ridgely - Craig Davis
*Jack Kehoe - Mr. Parker
*Simone White - Brenda
*Beth McKinley - Robin
*Michael Bowen - Vince
*Ángel Salazar - Benny
*Randy Quaid - Charlie
*Dick Rude - Eddie
*Robert Chestnut - Eddie's Friend
*Reginald Farmer - Reggie
*Sherilyn Fenn - Penny Harlin
*Leo Penn - Tom's Dad
*Hildy Brooks - Mrs. Conrad
*Lee Ving - Installer


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