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The Resource Better off dead, a Friesen/Meyer production of a Savage Steve Holland film ; produced by Michael Jaffe ; written and directed by Savage Steve Holland ; an A & M Films production

Better off dead, a Friesen/Meyer production of a Savage Steve Holland film ; produced by Michael Jaffe ; written and directed by Savage Steve Holland ; an A & M Films production

Label
Better off dead
Title
Better off dead
Statement of responsibility
a Friesen/Meyer production of a Savage Steve Holland film ; produced by Michael Jaffe ; written and directed by Savage Steve Holland ; an A & M Films production
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Production company
Production designer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
After his girlfriend ditches him for a boorish ski jock, Lane decides that suicide is the only answer. However, his increasingly inept attempts only bring him more agony and embarrassment. Filled with the wildest teen nightmares, a family you can't help but identify with, and a host of wonderful comic characters, Savage Steve Holland's writing/directorial debut is a masterful look at those painfully funny teen years
Member of
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/composerexpression
xO9DWh0o-w4
Credits note
Original score by Rupert Hine ; editor, Alan Balsam ; production designer, Herman Zimmerman ; director of photography, Isidore Mankofsky ; executive producers, Gil Friesen and Andrew Meyer
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: PG
  • CHV rating: PG
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B48 2002
PerformerNote
John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Diane Franklin, Kim Darby, Amanda Wyss, Curtis Armstrong
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1937-2012
  • 1966-
  • 1962-
  • 1947-
  • 1960-
  • 1950-1992
  • 1931-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Holland, Savage Steve
  • Friesen, Gil
  • Meyer, Andrew
  • Jaffe, Michael
  • Cusack, John
  • Stiers, David Ogden
  • Franklin, Diane
  • Darby, Kim
  • Wyss, Amanda
  • Armstrong, Curtis
  • Hine, Rupert
  • Balsam, Alan
  • Zimmerman, Herman
  • Mankofsky, Isidore
  • CBS Video (Firm)
  • A & M Films Productions
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
Runtime
97
Series statement
Paramount widescreen DVD collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Suicide
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Better off dead, a Friesen/Meyer production of a Savage Steve Holland film ; produced by Michael Jaffe ; written and directed by Savage Steve Holland ; an A & M Films production
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50238602
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9780792178965
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368719149
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • 871913
  • 87191
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)50238602
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital English stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Better off dead, a Friesen/Meyer production of a Savage Steve Holland film ; produced by Michael Jaffe ; written and directed by Savage Steve Holland ; an A & M Films production
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50238602
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9780792178965
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368719149
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • 871913
  • 87191
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)50238602
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital English stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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