The plot revolves around the characters of three teenagers living in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Bill, has just graduated from high school and got his first apartment. His younger brother Jim, spends a lot of time practicing with his Nunchakus, getting high, listening to heavy metal, and hanging out with Vietnam vet Charlie). Other important characters include Tom, a hedonistic high-school wrestling champ, a trendy department store manager named Harry, Anita who works at a donut shop, and her friend Eileen who works at the department store. Anita has a fling with a cop named David, 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. —Wikipedia
Art Linson (born 1942) is an American film producer, director and screenwriter.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He did his undergraduate work at the University of California-Berkeley and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles law school.
Art Linson’s producing credits range from such commercial and critical hits as The Untouchables, Heat, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Fight Club, and Scrooged , to unusual classics such as Melvin and Howard, The Edge, This Boy’s Life and Into the Wild.
His directorial debut was the 1980 comedy, Where the Buffalo Roam, which was loosely based on stories by Hunter S. Thompson and starred Bill Murray as the writer.
His writing credits include two books, What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line , which was adapted into a film from his original screenplay What Just Happened and starred Robert De Niro, and A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood .
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