July 23, 2020

Special Report: Better Off Dead (1985)

Special Guests: Diane Franklin, Savage Steve Holland, Curtis Armstrong
Guest Co-Hosts: Mike "McBeardo" McPadden, Jess Byard

On this special episode we're discussing Better Off Dead (1985) from writer/director Savage Steve Holland. The film stars John Cusack as Lane Myer, a high school student obsessed with his girlfriend, Beth (Amanda Wyss). When Beth breaks up with him -- throwing Lane over for Roy Stalin (Aaron Dozier), a jock douchebag who can ski the most dangerous mountain around -- Lane attempts suicide several times... like you do in a good comedy.

Jess Byard and Mike "McBeardo" McPadden, author of Teen Movie Hell, join Mike to discuss the film and its fast follow-up, One Crazy Summer.

Listen/Download Now:

Links:
Buy Better Off Dead on Blu-Ray
Buy One Crazy Summer on DVD
Buy How I Got Into College on DVD
Buy the books of Diane Franklin
Buy Revenge of the Nerd: Or . . . The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger by Curtis Armstrong

Music:
"Race the K-12" - Rupert Hine
"A Little Luck" - E.G. Daily
"Everybody Wants Some" - Van Halen
"One Way Love (Better Off Dead)" - E.G. Daily

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