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Better Off Dead
- John Cusack

Overview - Lane Myer's (John Cusack) dreams are shattered when his girlfriend Beth (Amanda Wyss) decides she prefers the company of a sleazy ski jock over his own. This disheartening news leads Lane to attempt to take his own life in various ways--all of which never seem to work out.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Lane Myer's (John Cusack) dreams are shattered when his girlfriend Beth (Amanda Wyss) decides she prefers the company of a sleazy ski jock over his own. This disheartening news leads Lane to attempt to take his own life in various ways--all of which never seem to work out. But if he can beat Beth's new boyfriend in a ski run down the treacherous K-12, he may be able to win her back. Along the way, Lane also encounters a beautiful French exchange student, a nasal spray-snorting neighbor, a rabid newspaper boy, and dancing hamburgers. "Savage" Steve Holland (ONE CRAZY SUMMER) directs this 1985 cult favorite.

Cast List

John Cusack - American actor, SAY ANYTHING/GROSSE POINTE BLANK
Scooter Stevens
David Ogden Stiers - American actor
Dan Schneider - TV/Film Actor
Kim Darby - American Actress/60s-70s
Deborah Zerby - American Actress/60s-70s
Curtis Armstrong - Actor/"Revenge Of Nerds"
Steve Holland - Director/Screenwriter
"Savage" Steve Holland - Director/Screenwriter
Savage Steve Holland - Director/Screenwriter
Elizabeth Daily - Actress
Amanda Wyss - American Actress
Diane Franklin - Supporting actress, THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 97
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 097368719149
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Black Comedy
Campus Life
Cult Film
Teenage
Young Love
Recommended
Theatrical Release

 
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Reviews:
"...[Franklin] is charming as the exchange student trying to win Cusack's heart..." - 10/09/1985 Variety


"...A sharp satire that foreshadowed films like HEATHERS....It's a freak show that makes adolescence look as painful as you remember it..." - 06/13/2003 Entertainment Weekly, p.64


"[A] wonderfully off-kilter iteration of the typical coming-of-age-and-getting-the-girl movie....Genuinely funny..." -- Grade: A- - 07/22/2011 Entertainment Weekly

 
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