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Better Off Dead (1985)

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“John Cusack launched his career as a lovable loser at love with this teen comedy about a guy who gets dumped when his girlfriend decides to trade up.” – Austin Chronicle

FILM SYNOPSIS

Lane Meyer (John Cusack) is a teen with a peculiar family and a bizarre fixation with his girlfriend, Beth (Amanda Wyss). When Beth dumps Lane, he decides to kill himself, making bumbling attempts at suicide. Outside of his morbid endeavors, Lane spends time with his oddball buddy, Charles (Curtis Armstrong), and befriends Monique (Diane Franklin), a visiting French student. Eventually, Lane resolves to race Beth’s obnoxious new beau on the ski slopes, with unexpected results.

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Our special event poster for the screening is by Quiltface Studios. These event screen-printed posters will be on sale before and after the show in the lobby. Price: $20.00. Size 24″ X 9″.

Information

  • Genre Comedy
  • Director Savage Steve Holland
  • Released 1985
  • Runtime 1h 37m
  • Rated PG
  • Studio Paramount
  • CountryUnited States

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