Christopher Penn, Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson, Jenny Wright and llan Mitchell-Smith star as teens on the verge of adulthood - or so they think, until they discover that playing grown up can be a confusing game. Recent high school grad, Bill (Stoltz) thinks his new bachelor pad's going to make his life a lot more exciting. His ex-girlfriend Anita (Thompson) is having an affair with a much older cop while she works at the donut shop. Bill's younger brother Jim (Mitchell-Smith) is going through a rebellious phase. He's so obsessed with the Vietnam War, his best friend is a grisly vet named Charlie (Randy Quaid). Ana then there's the anarchistic party maniac, Tom (Penn) who moves into Bill's place to share the rent, but ends up doing more damage then anyone could have i imagined. I guess that's why they call it The Wild Life!