The Wild Life [DVD] [1984]

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  • Release Date: 07/01/2014
  • Rating: R
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The Wild Life
Comprised of classic teen movie elements scattered like croutons over a salad, this undistinguished high school drama involves several inconsequential stories at once, set in a seven-day period before the beginning of school. Tom Drake (Christopher Penn, Sean's brother) is a high-school wrestler who loves Eileen (Jenny Wright), but she is more than just a little dubious about their relationship. Since her lecherous boss (Rick Moranis) will not leave her alone, men are at a low ebb in her life. Bill Conrad (Eric Stoltz) is a friend of Tom's who has already graduated and who asks him to share his apartment for awhile to help him out financially. Bill then decides to split with his girlfriend Anita (Lea Thompson), who is suddenly too young for his new status as a high-school grad. Miffed at his rejection, Anita starts a liaison with David Curtiss (Hart Bochner), without knowing that David is married and a father. Other than Bill's 15-year-old brother Jim (Ilan Mitchell-Smith), who follows a Vietnam vet around in adulation, the entire focus of the film is on teen love relationships played by twentysomethings from the vantage point of tensomethings, more or less. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Ilan Mitchell-Smith
    Ilan Mitchell-Smith - Jim
  • Eric Stoltz
    Eric Stoltz - Bill
  • Jenny Wright
    Jenny Wright - Eileen
  • Lea Thompson
    Lea Thompson - Anita
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    Brin Berliner - Tony

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the funniest movies!!

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    One of my fave movies from the 80's. It's timeless in what the film is about. Still relevant today.

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    So happy I found this movie on DVD. Hard to find, thanks BB!

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