Better Off Dead on VHS. Starring Starring John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Diane Franklin, Kim Darby. With Curtis Armstrong, Demian Slade, Amanda Wyss. Directed by Savage Steve Holland. 1985.
From the box:
Teenage life has never been darker… or funnier.
After his girlfriend (Amanda Wyss) ditches him for a boorish ski jock, Lane (John Cusack) decides that suicide is the only answer. However, his increasingly inept attempts bring him only more and more agony and embarrassment. Filled with the wildest teen nightmares, a family you can’t help but identify with and a host of wonderful comic characters, Savage Steve Holland’s directorial debut is a masterful look at those painfully funny teen years.
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