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063 – TFFP: Better Off Dead (1985)

EP63-Better Off Dead - courtesy of Kevin Spencer - inkspatters.comIn this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, we’ll discuss whether we’re feeling suicidal or born to be alive after a re-watch of childhood favorite Better Off Dead (1985)! And this week we’re joined by guest host, Kevin Bachelder, podcaster extraordinaire who hosts the popular Tuning Into Sci-Fi T.V. and Saturday B-Movie Reel podcasts.

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

Screenplay by: Savage Steve Holland

Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Diane Franklin, Curtis Armstrong, and Amanda Wyss

Background Info (from Wikipedia): Better Off Dead is a 1985 American teen romantic comedy film starring John Cusack and written and directed by Savage Steve Holland. It tells the story of high school student Lane Myer who is suicidal after his girlfriend breaks up with him.

This week’s Movie Picks are:

Kevin’s Pick:

Streets of Fire (1984)

Jason’s Pick:

Ewoks (no, this isn’t an effin’ joke): The Battle for Endor (1985)

Joel’s Pick:

Skin Deep (1989)

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2 comments for “063 – TFFP: Better Off Dead (1985)

  1. RedKQueen
    April 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I freakin’ love this movie and it most definitely holds up. I believe Elizabeth Daily also sings the classic montage jam from Summer School as well “Mind Over Matter” …

  2. April 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Tee! I agree that BOD holds up. But what I was even more impressed by was that it was still funny, even though I’ve seen is a gajillion times! Thanks for stopping by and take care!

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