Somewhere out there, a paperboy is still looking for his "two dollars."
It's been three decades, but we're still chuckling at the absurdly surreal "Better Off Dead." When it opened 30 years ago (on August 23, 1985), the dark comedy about a lovelorn suicidal teen cemented John Cusack's newly-minted leading man status. It also introduced moviegoers to the warped sense of humor of director Savage Steve Holland.
Since then, Cusack has enjoyed a celebrated career, while his castmates have taken paths as twisted as the movie that made them famous. Here's what's become of the "Better Off Dead" players in the years since they brought us one-legged ski races, dancing hamburgers, and vengeful newsboys.