Better Off Dead... (1985)

Title: Better Off Dead...

Tagline: Insanity doesn't run in the family, it gallops.

Genre: Comedy

Director: Savage Steve Holland

Cast: John Cusack,David Ogden Stiers,Kim Darby,Demian Slade,Amanda Wyss,Diane Franklin,Scooter Stevens,Curtis Armstrong,Yuji Okumoto,Brian Imada,Laura Waterbury,Dan Schneider,Chuck Mitchell,Aaron Dozier,Frank Burt Avalon,Vincent Schiavelli,Taylor Negron,Elizabeth Daily,Joe W. Davis,Peter Ellenstein,Edward Mehler,Thomas Rollerson,Toby Iland,Jonathan Charles Fox,Darren Harris,Randy Stoklos,Sam High,David Vaughn,Tina Littlewood,Steven Williams,Stuart K. Robinson,Rima Lyn,Yano Anaya,Joey Tushnet,Sebastian Dungan,Rick Rosenthal

Status: Released

Release: 1985-10-11

Runtime: 97

Plot: 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 exchange student named Monique.

Trailer Cast Crew Videos

    • John Cusack

      Lane Meyer
    • David Ogden Stiers

      Al Meyer
    • Kim Darby

      Jenny Meyer
    • Demian Slade

      Johnny Gasparini
    • Amanda Wyss

      Beth Truss
    • Diane Franklin

      Monique Junot
    • Scooter Stevens

      Badger Meyer
    • Curtis Armstrong

      Charles De Mar
    • Yuji Okumoto

      Yee Sook Ree
    • Brian Imada

      Chen Ree
    • Laura Waterbury

      Mrs. Smith
    • Dan Schneider

      Ricky Smith
    • Chuck Mitchell

    • Aaron Dozier

      Roy Stalin
    • Frank Burt Avalon

      Roy's Ski Buddy #1
    • Vincent Schiavelli

      Mr. Kerber
    • Taylor Negron

    • Elizabeth Daily

      Elizabeth Daily
    • Joe W. Davis

      Roy's Ski Buddy #2 (as J. Warren David)
    • Peter Ellenstein

      Roy's Ski Buddy #3
    • Edward Mehler

    • Thomas Rollerson

      Roller Skater
    • Toby Iland

      Nerd #1
    • Jonathan Charles Fox

      Nerd #2 (as Jonathon Charles Fox)
    • Darren Harris

      Nerd #3
    • Randy Stoklos

      Jock #1
    • Sam High

      Jock #2
    • David Vaughn

      Jock #3
    • Tina Littlewood

      Chris Cummins
    • Steven Williams

      Tree Trimmer
    • Savage Steve Holland (Writing)

    • Rupert Hine (Sound)

      Original Music Composer
    • Michael Jaffe (Production)

    • Gary Moreno (Art)

      Set Decoration
    • David Roester (Costume & Make-Up)

    • James R. Scribner (Costume & Make-Up)

      Makeup Artist
    • Fred Lerner (Directing)

      Second Unit Director
    • Don MacDougall (Sound)

      Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    • Richard Tyler (Sound)

      Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    • Ted Roberts (Sound)

      Music Editor
    • Yudi Bennett (Directing)

      First Assistant Director
    • Herman F. Zimmerman (Art)

      Production Design
    • William Hooper (Sound)

      Supervising Sound Editor
    • Huw Davies (Production)

      Location Manager
    • Shelley Kirkwood (Crew)

      Unit Publicist
    • John L. Mack (Sound)

      Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    • Maria Lease (Directing)

      Script Supervisor
    • Faith Minton (Crew)

    • Isidore Mankofsky (Camera)

      Director of Photography
    • Jack Clements (Production)

      Unit Production Manager
    • Alan Balsam (Editing)

    • Malcolm Brown (Camera)

      First Assistant Camera
    • Rick Neff (Camera)

      Camera Operator
    • David Anderle (Sound)

      Music Supervisor
    • Georgina Williams (Costume & Make-Up)

    • Jan Gould (Camera)

    • Caro Jones (Production)

    • Frederick Hamm (Camera)

      Second Assistant Camera
    • David Jernigan (Crew)

      Transportation Coordinator
    • Jann Dutmer (Directing)

      Second Assistant Director
    • Better Off Dead... (1985) ORIGINAL TRAILER [HD 1080p]

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