It was on August 23, 1985, when a wild new high schooler parody hit American films: Fortunate to be Dead. Including John Cusack, Diane Franklin, and Curtis Armstrong, the flick about dumped optional school student Layne Myers’ unusual undertakings on the ski slant have formed into a certifiable religion excellent. Featuring different excellent gags (“I want my two dollars!”), the film highlights rock legend, Van Halen, in its most well-known scene.
It’s a fantasy progression set in the cheeseburger joint where Layne works. The star of the progression: a Van Halen burger, shaking out to the band’s 1980 show-stopper, “Everybody Needs Some.”It was basically in this way, so out there and stupid, that everybody was genuinely worried about it,” Holland checked on the studio’s response to the scene. “However, it was the most raised testing thing when we went to the test swarm. They felt that was the best thing in the whole film.”
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