History Film / BetterOffDead

6th Jul '16 9:20:03 PM Geoduck
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* MessOnAPlate: The mother is spooning grey-green goo (with raisins!) directly onto Lane's plate. He pokes it with his fork and it crawls away.

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* MessOnAPlate: The MessOnAPlate / PovertyFood: Lane's mother is spooning spoons grey-green goo (with raisins!) directly onto Lane's plate. He pokes it with his fork and it crawls away.



* PovertyFood: The mother is spooning grey-green goo (with raisins!) directly onto Lane's plate. He pokes it with his fork and it crawls away.



* StandardSnippet: Music/MuddyWaters' "Mannish Boy" as Lane's Camaro rolls out for the first time. Gene Autry's "Here Comes Santa Claus" during the Christmas sequence.

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* StandardSnippet: Music/MuddyWaters' "Mannish Boy" as Lane's Camaro rolls out for the first time. Gene Autry's Music/GeneAutry's "Here Comes Santa Claus" during the Christmas sequence.
27th Jun '16 7:49:39 AM Mdumas43073
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Probably doesn't ''quite'' make it to classic status, especially the ending which veers off into painfully straight teen-movie win-the-athletic-competition territory, but mentioning this film or quoting from it is very likely to bring a smile to the face of Tropers of a certain age. It does have a pretty strong cult following due to the fact that aside from that ending, it has a different sense of humor than most 80's teen comedies and seems far less dated than other films of its type.

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Probably doesn't ''quite'' make it to classic status, especially the ending which veers off into painfully straight teen-movie win-the-athletic-competition territory, but mentioning this film or quoting from it is very likely to bring a smile to the face of Tropers of a certain age. It does have a pretty strong cult following due to the fact that aside from that ending, it has a different sense of humor than most 80's '80s teen comedies and seems far less dated than other films of its type.
27th Jun '16 7:44:36 AM Mdumas43073
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''Better Off Dead'' is a 1985 comedy film directed by Savage Steve Holland and starring Creator/JohnCusack.

After being dumped by his utterly-unfaithful girlfriend, luckless teen Lane Meyer makes several futile attempts to kill himself, while wandering in and out of a series of encounters with the residents... inmates of his bizarre hometown. These include his super-genius younger brother Badger; his severely-underachieving best friend Charles; a pair of Korean car-racing enthusiasts, the one who speaks English having learned it by listening to Howard Cosell; and one ''very'' determined paper-boy. Lane's life finally begins to turn around when he meets Monique, a comely French exchange student who has been sentenced to live with Lane's grotesque neighbors.

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''Better Off Dead'' is a 1985 teen comedy film directed by Savage Steve Holland and starring Creator/JohnCusack.

After being dumped by his utterly-unfaithful girlfriend, girlfriend Beth, luckless teen Lane Meyer makes several futile attempts to kill himself, while wandering in and out of a series of encounters with the residents... inmates of his bizarre hometown. These include his super-genius younger brother Badger; his severely-underachieving best friend Charles; a pair of Korean car-racing enthusiasts, the one who speaks English having learned it by listening to Howard Cosell; and one ''very'' determined paper-boy. Lane's life finally begins to turn around when he meets Monique, a comely French exchange student who has been sentenced to live with Lane's grotesque neighbors.
26th May '16 1:48:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Roy Stalin
24th May '16 12:06:40 PM KYCubbie
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--->This is pure snow! It's EVERYWHERE! Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?

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--->This is pure snow! It's EVERYWHERE! Do Have you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?
14th Mar '16 2:51:59 PM eroock
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* MessOnAPlate: The mother is spooning grey-green goo (with raisins!) directly onto Lane's plate. He pokes it with his fork and it crawls away.


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* PovertyFood: The mother is spooning grey-green goo (with raisins!) directly onto Lane's plate. He pokes it with his fork and it crawls away.
24th Jan '16 8:45:52 PM Prfnoff
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'''Better Off Dead''' is a 1985 comedy film directed by Savage Steve Holland and starring Creator/JohnCusack.

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'''Better ''Better Off Dead''' Dead'' is a 1985 comedy film directed by Savage Steve Holland and starring Creator/JohnCusack.
22nd May '15 2:35:48 PM EyesOfMadness
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* EverybodyHatesMathematics: Averted, because Mr. Kerber is ''just that good''.

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* EverybodyHatesMathematics: Averted, Inverted, because Mr. Kerber is ''just that good''.
24th Feb '15 1:35:49 PM Daefaroth
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* RuleofFunny: This movie essentially runs on this, no matter how weird the jokes can get.

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* RuleofFunny: RuleOfFunny: This movie essentially runs on this, no matter how weird the jokes can get.
24th Feb '15 1:35:04 PM Daefaroth
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