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Better Off Dead [Blu-ray] [1985]

Release Date:08/02/2011

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    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (90 out of 91)


    Better Off Dead
    Most animation aficionados of the 1990s know "Savage Steve Holland" as the cocreator (with Bill Kopp) of the all-stops-out TV cartoon series Eek! The Cat. But Holland had been exercising his own peculiar brand of deviltry on live characters long before Eek! came into being. In Holland's Better Off Dead, John Cusack plays a lovestruck teenager, hopelessly enamored with Amanda Wyss. When she dumps him in favor of a more popular high-schooler, the boy's entire day quickly goes to Hell. In the words of Hamlet, all occasions do inform against Cusack: he is bullied, tormented and torn apart by everyone from the paperboy (who seemingly turns up everywhere) to the disembodied voice of a radio deejay. Cusack attempts suicide, but his efforts are just as unsuccessful-and amusing-as Bud Cort's in Harold and Maude. Meanwhile, French exchange student Diane Franklin, held a virtual prisoner by her host family, develops a long-distance crush on Cusack. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • John Cusack
      John Cusack - Lane Myer
    • David Ogden Stiers
      David Ogden Stiers - Al Myer
    • Kim Darby
      Kim Darby - Jenny Myer
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      Demian Slade - Johnny Gasparini
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      Scooter Stevens - Badger Myer

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