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High school student Lane Meyer sinks into suicidal depression when his girlfriend dumps him for jock Roy Stalin, the high school ski racing champion. Meanwhile, he has to deal with his eccentric family, a tenacious paperboy and an obnoxious neighbor whose mother is hosting a beautiful French exchang

MPAA Rating PG

Status Released

Release Date 1985-10-11

Runtime 97 minutes

Revenue $10m


TMDB 6.8


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gingergirl455 shared a tip "I want my two dollars!"

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miaparker shared a tip "Probably my favorite John Cusack comedy flick, but THE SURE THING is also a close contender."

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jon_altschuler shared a tip "This movie is a classic. One of the best John Cusack movies, period. Has been impossible to find and is now on Hulu! Watch it!"

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arleisha_strauder shared a tip "80’s kinda funny"

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xainphooenix_etzel shared a tip "The humor is very dark at times. But it's hard to think of a more inane and unique comedy. One of Cusack's best of the 80's."

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angela_tyson_8848 shared a tip "All these years later and it’s still not available streaming anywhere"

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chris_waltman shared a tip "One of my favorite 80s movie!"

laura_wills shared a tip "Classic 80s teen comedy"

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jeff_teuton shared a tip "Two Dollars!"

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dee_barker shared a tip "Very very funny"

david_pope shared a tip "One of my absolute favorite movies!!! I’ve seen it far too many times to count… might have to watch it this weekend… again!!!"

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sara_stevens shared a tip "Coming of age hilarious classic from my 80’s childhood!"

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missus_robinson shared a tip "I want my $2!!"

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oli_maddx shared a tip "So obsessed with this movie"

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manuel_cuellar shared a tip "80's funny at it's best.#johncusack"

ann_whisenhunt shared a tip "Absolutely 💯favorite movie! As a teenager in the 80s, this was a must! Twooo dolllllars! 🤣"

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chad_mitchell_3628 shared a tip "I enjoyed this movie quite a bit. Cuss kids great as always. Give me my $2!"

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LexLuthor42 shared a tip "Classic"

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danielle_goldsmith shared a tip "Greatest one liners"

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clay_harris shared a tip "This movie is one of the most underrated hidden gems of all time. Classic 80's movie that needs more recognition"

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dysFUNctional shared a tip "Absolutely hilarious"

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robin_fontaine shared a tip "One of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen"

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rick_plaugher shared a tip "Love this movie. Wish I could see it right now."

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