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Better Off Dead... (Better Off Dead , One Way Love) (1985) Feature Length Theatrical FilmFeature Length Theatrical Animated Film Better Off Dead...

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  • Feature Film with Animated SegmentsFeatureLive-Action
  • Traditional Animation
  • A&M Films, CBS Entertainment Productions
  • Animation Studio: The Motionpicker Studios ("Burger & Fries")
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Cartoon Characters: (Live Action): Lane Meyer, Al Meyer, Jenny Meyer, Johnny Gasparini, Badger Meyer, Monique Junot, Mrs. Smith, Ricky Smith, Yee Sook Ree, Chen Ree, Rocko, Beth Truss, Charles De Mar, Roy Stalin, Mr. Kerber, Buster, Roller Skater, Chris Cummins, Tree Trimmer, Tree Trimmer's Helper, Mailman, Joanne Greenwald, The Band, Backup Singer, Smitty, Student, Elizabeth Daily, Roy’s Ski Buddies, Nerds, Jocks, Paperboys.
  • Voice Actors: (Live Action): John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby, Demian Slade, Scooter Stevens, Diane Franklin, Laura Waterbury; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast...
  • Directed By Savage Steve Holland.
  • Produced By Michael Jaffe, William Strom, Gil Friesen, Andrew Meyer.
  • Animated By Bill Kopp, Jimmy Picker.
  • Music: Rupert Hine.
  • Originally Released on August 23, 1985.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 97 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Lane Meyer's dreams are shattered when his girlfriend Beth decides that she prefers the company of a sleazy ski jock over his own. This disheartening news leads Lane to attempt to take his own life in various ways- all of which never seem to work out. But if he...  (more)

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Alternate Titles:

"Better Off Dead" and "One Way Love"" (Working Title).

Live-action film with animated title sequence by Bill Kopp and clay-animated cheeseburger sequence by Jimmy Picker. Release date is that of limited screening; general United States release date was October 11, 1985. This film grossed $10.3 million in...  (more)

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