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Better Off Dead (1985)

Better Off Dead (1985)
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John Cusack John Cusack
Lane Meyer
Kim Darby Kim Darby
Jenny Meyer
Demian Slade Demian Slade
Johnny Gasparini
Scooter Stevens Scooter Stevens
Badger Meyer
Diane Franklin Diane Franklin
Monique Junet
Laura Waterbury Laura Waterbury
Mrs. Smith
Dan Schneider Dan Schneider
Ricky Smith


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Savage Steve Holland Savage Steve Holland
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why didn't i see it earlier?

12 years, 9 months ago at Jan 2 4:29
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This is one of many movies that I didn't see until about 1995, and felt like I'd been missing a decade's worth of it entertaining me. This is one of the cheesy 80's movies that my friends and I like watching every once in a while and quoting it for a while after one of us catches it.
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A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.
Release date: 11 October 1985
UPC: 097368719149
Tags: Comedy (11), Romance (9), Clay Animation (3), Skiing (3), Paperboy (3), Drag Racing (3), Motor Car Wash (3), High School (3), 1980s (3), 80s (3), 1985 (3), Exchange Student (3), Teen (3), Black Comedy (3), Voice Sampling (3), Christmas (2), Snow (2), Fall From Height (2), Frisbee (2), Suicide (2)
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