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Better Off Dead (1985)

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Starring (View all)
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 Junot
Laura Waterbury Laura Waterbury
Mrs. Smith
Dan Schneider Dan Schneider
Ricky Smith


Written by
Savage Steve Holland Savage Steve Holland
(written by)


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why didn't i see it earlier?

17 years, 1 month 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.
UPC: 097368719149
Tags: Comedy (12), Romance (9), Skiing (4), Voice Sampling (3), Paperboy (3), Drag Racing (3), Motor Car Wash (3), Exchange Student (3), Clay Animation (3), Black Comedy (3), 1985 (3), 1980s (3), Teen (3), 80s (3), High School (3), Hamburger (2), Usa (2), Surrealism (2), Nerd (2), Steel Plate In Head (2)
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" You've blown up your neighbor's mom. Your seven-year-old brother has better luck with women than you do. Your girlfriend has a new boyfriend. Relax, you're never... Better Off Dead. High school student Lane Meyer sinks into suicidal depression when his girlfriend dumps him for jock Roy Stalin, the high school ski racing champion. Meanwhile, he has to deal with his eccentric family, a tenacious paperboy and an obnoxious neighbor whose mother is hosting a beautiful French exchange student n"


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