Guy who made goofy 80s movies, only one of which I've seen, though I like it a great deal.
Better Off Dead (1985) -- Though this might not be the best 80s teen movie, I think it's the quintessential one: all the elements are there. At any rate, it's one of my favorites and one of the funniest. John Cusack is his usual great self, David Odgen Stiers plays a great dad, great gags about girlfriend obsessions (closet scene, etc.), Curtis "Booger" Armstrong, E.G. Daily singing the theme song in a miniskirt, the fat kid, the French chick, the Asian sportscaster drag racers, and of course the "two dollars!" paperboy. B
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