The Wild Life (film)

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The Wild Life
Wild life.jpg
The Wild Life movie poster
Directed byArt Linson
Produced byCameron Crowe
Art Linson
Written byCameron Crowe
StarringChris Penn
Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Eric Stoltz
Lea Thompson
Jenny Wright
Rick Moranis
Sherilyn Fenn
Hart Bochner
Music byEddie Van Halen
Donn Landee
CinematographyJames Glennon
Editing byMichael Jablow
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release datesSeptember 28, 1984
Running time96 min.
Country United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$6 million
Box office$11,020,375
 
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The Wild Life
Wild life.jpg
The Wild Life movie poster
Directed byArt Linson
Produced byCameron Crowe
Art Linson
Written byCameron Crowe
StarringChris Penn
Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Eric Stoltz
Lea Thompson
Jenny Wright
Rick Moranis
Sherilyn Fenn
Hart Bochner
Music byEddie Van Halen
Donn Landee
CinematographyJames Glennon
Editing byMichael Jablow
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release datesSeptember 28, 1984
Running time96 min.
Country United States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$6 million
Box office$11,020,375

The Wild Life is a 1984 comedy-drama film, written by 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. Eddie Van Halen wrote and performed the film's score.

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The plot revolves around the characters of 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 (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 (Chris 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 (Lea Thompson) who works at a donut shop, and her friend Eileen (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.

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