Better Off Dead... Trailer

Better Off Dead... Trailer (1985)

"I've been going to this high school for seven and a half years... I'm no dummy." 11 October 1985 Comedy 97 mins

Lane Meyer is obsessed with his girlfriend Beth and is crushed when she falls for the new captain of the ski team, Roy. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes from the relentless paper boy, and nearly unbearable dinners at home with his crazy family, Lane finds a new love in French exchange student Monique Junot. Meanwhile, he must beat Roy on the slopes to regain his honor.

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John Cusack

as Lane Meyer

Kim Darby

as Jenny Meyer

Demian Slade

as Johnny Gasparini

Scooter Stevens

as Badger Meyer

Diane Franklin

as Monique Junot

Curtis Armstrong

as Charles De Mar

Yuji Okumoto

as Yee Sook Ree

Brian Imada

as Chen Ree

Laura Waterbury

as Mrs. Smith

Dan Schneider

as Ricky Smith

Amanda Wyss

as Beth Truss

Aaron Dozier

as Roy Stalin

Frank Burt Avalon

as Roy's Ski Buddy #1

Taylor Negron

as Mailman


Gil Friesen

Gil Friesen Executive Producer

Andrew Meyer

Andrew Meyer Executive Producer

William Strom

William Strom Associate Producer

Rupert Hine

Original Music Composer

Isidore Mankofsky

Isidore Mankofsky Director of Photography

Caro Jones

Caro Jones Casting

Herman F. Zimmerman

Herman F. Zimmerman Production Design

Gary Moreno

Gary Moreno Set Decoration

Brad R. Loman

Brad R. Loman Costume Design

David Roester

David Roester Costume Design

James R. Scribner

James R. Scribner Makeup Artist

International Titles

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International Releases Dates

United Kingdom 26 January 1986

United States 11 October 1985

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