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'Better Off Dead' actors: then and now

Eighties fans almost universally love the 1985 flick Better Off Dead. John Cusack? Not so much. He reportedly walked out of the first screening and blasted director Savage Steve Holland for "making him look foolish."

So I was all giddy this morning to see that my friend Whitney at Pop Candy discovered a "Where Are They Now" feature on the actors of Better Off Dead. It's right here at and so I command you to click on it now.

(A couple missing actors: Aaron Dozier as the evil Roy Stalin. Dozier quit acting in 1985, and was last reported to be the coach for the Boston College ski team. And Laura Waterbury, who played Ricky's mom. She went on to appear in TV shows including Murphy Brown, Life Goes On, Head of the Class and Empty Nest. Her last screen credit was in 1995 for Frasier.)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 9, 2013 9:16am]


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