The 1980s ended on a high note for grinning imp Bess Meyer, a stalwart of silver and small screen who could be depended on for a knowing smirk, a cocked hip, and a wisecrack. Take two of Bess's feature credits and feel free to jump to conclusions: In the Mood (1987) leads to She's Out of Control (1989), and who would not want to take that leap along with the pert and perky punkette? Bess toned down her gritty, witty game to go doper slow as Female Stoner in the Winona Ryder breakthrough Heathers (1989). Few Heathers viewers stopped to realize that Meyer's own breakout had come with a slip of unfettered skin in One More Saturday Night (1986). This story of dating woes in a small Minnesota town relied on a bit of Bess to dispel the chill.