The Wild Life (1984 film)

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The Wild Life
The Wild Life film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Art Linson
Produced by
Written by Cameron Crowe
Music by
Cinematography James Glennon
Edited by Michael Jablow
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • September 28, 1984 (1984-09-28)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $6 million
Box office $11 million

The Wild Life is a 1984 American comedy-drama film written by Cameron Crowe and directed by Art Linson.[1] Edward Van Halen and Donn Landee composed the film's score.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The plot revolves around three teenagers living in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Bill (Eric Stoltz) has just graduated from high school and got his first apartment. His younger brother Jim, who is fixated on Vietnam and the Vietnam war (Ilan Mitchell-Smith), spends a lot of time practicing with his Nunchakus, getting high, listening to heavy metal on his boombox, and hanging out with Vietnam vet Charlie (Randy Quaid). Other important characters include Tom (Christopher Penn), a hedonistic high-school wrestling champ who works with Bill at a bowling alley, a trendy department store manager named Harry (Rick Moranis), Anita, Bill's ex-girlfriend (Lea Thompson) who works at a donut shop, and her friend Eileen, Tommy's girlfriend (Jenny Wright) who works at the department store with Harry. Anita has a fling with a cop named David (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.



"The Wild Life" is a song written and performed by English female pop music vocal group Bananarama. It was composed for and included in the movie and on its soundtrack. The single peaked at number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1984.[2]

See also[edit]

  • [[List of American films of 1983



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