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Director Savage Steve Holland
Year 1985
Starring John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers and Kim Darby
Run Time 107min
More Info IMDb

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of BETTER OFF DEAD, which was released on August 23, 1985.

There are a zillion ways to earn a laugh, but one thing we can ALL agree on is that suicidal depression is HIIIIILARIOUS! Just ask Lane Meyer (John Cusack), a heartbroken teenager who just can’t seem to catch a lethal break. Pills, nooses, carbon monoxide poisoning…nothin’ does the trick. But when his ex-beloved Beth starts schmucking around with arrogant ski warrior Roy, Lane realizes that he must put his self-destructive powers towards a better purpose: the total decimation of The Enemy!

Enter French heroine Monique (Diane Franklin), who joins school scuzzbomb Charles De Mar in preparing Lane for the ultimate in downhill combat…plus she gives him some “international language” lessons along the way. THE quintessential anything-goes ‘80s comedy, with enough exploding neighbors, crawling dinners, racist zingers and guitar-shredding cheeseburgers to annihilate audiences across the universe.

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