The Wild Life

The Wild Life

Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Director: Art Linson Cast: Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Ilan Mitchell-Smith
, Eric Stoltz
Eric Stoltz
, Jenny Wright
Jenny Wright
Art Linson


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2014
UPC: 0025192180781
Original Release: 1984
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 16,448

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ilan Mitchell-Smith Jim
Eric Stoltz Bill
Jenny Wright Eileen
Lea Thompson Anita
Brin Berliner Tony
Rick Moranis Harry
Hart Bochner David
Susan Blackstone Donna
Cari Anne Warder Julie
Robert Ridgely Craig
Michael Bowen Vince
Angel Salazar Benny
Randy Quaid Charlie
Kevin Peter Hall Bouncer
Ashley St. John Stripper
Ben Stein Surplus Salesman
John Linson Donut Kid
Jennifer White Brenda
Reginald H. Farmer Reggie
Jack Kehoe Mr. Parker
Beth McKinley Robin
Dick Rude Eddie
Sherilyn Fenn Penny Harlin
Leo Penn Tom's Dad
Hildy Brooks Mrs. Conrad
Lee Ving Installer
William Bramley Security Officer
Dean Devlin Liquor Store Clerk
Leigh Lombardi Stewardess
Nancy Wilson David's Wife
Tommy Swerdlow Dork
Keone Young Japanese Bowler
Tony Epper Redneck Drunk
Ted White Redneck Drunk
Francesca 'Kitten' Natividad Stripper
Gary Riley Kid
Karen Haber Shoplifter
Barbara London Sales Girl
Ed Call Captain of the Plumbing Team
Danny Tucker Cop #1
Cameron Crowe Cop #2
Ron Wood Refrigerator Raider
Ed Berke Man Next Door
Jessica Rains Woman Next Door
Nicky Beat Punker
Sue Bowser Girl at Party
Tracy Hutchinson Poker Girl #2
Chris Penn Tom Drake

Technical Credits
Art Linson Director,Producer
Bud Alper Sound/Sound Designer
Cameron Crowe Producer,Screenwriter
C.O. Erickson Executive Producer
James Glennon Cinematographer
Debbie Gold Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Jablow Editor
Don Phillips Co-producer,Screenwriter
William Sandell Production Designer
Albert M. Shapiro Asst. Director
Eddie Van Halen Score Composer
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer

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