Better Off Dead
Original Title: Better Off Dead...
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1985
Director: Savage Steve Holland
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 097361-452241
Running time: 1:37 (97 Min.)
Casetype: HD Slim
Format: 1.78:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: August 02, 2011
Collection type: Owned (#3835)
Status: Available
Purchase date: August 03, 2013
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
After Beth (Amanda Wyss), the girl of his dreams, dumps him for the school's arrogant ski-team captain, Lane's (John Cusack) prolific and dark imagination runs overtime. He wavers between bungling attempts to kill himself and inept efforts to win his ex-girlfriend back. All the while, Lane's also dealing with his quirky family, dodging a relentless paperboy who's out to collect, and meeting the charming French-exchange-student-next-door who just might be the unexpected key to his happiness.
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Genres
Comedy
Romance
Studios
Production Studios:
 • CBS Productions
 • A&M Films
Media Companies:
 • Paramount Home Entertainment
 • CBS Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
English  DTS HD Master Audio 2-Channel Stereo
French  DTS Mono
Spanish  DTS Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
Crew
Direction
Savage Steve Holland....Director
Writing
Savage Steve Holland....Writer
Production
Gil Friesen....Executive Producer
Andrew Meyer....Executive Producer
Michael Jaffe....Producer
Cinematography
Isidore Mankofsky....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Alan Balsam....Film Editor
Music
Rupert Hine....Composer
Sound
Bud Alper....Production Sound Mixer
Bill Hooper....Supervising Sound Editor
Don MacDougall....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Richard Tyler....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
John Mack....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Herman Zimmerman....Production Designer
Brad Loman....Costume Designer
Marcy Lavender....Costume Designer
Jim Scribner....Make-up Artist
Roy Downey....Visual Effects
Cast
John Cusack....Lane Myer
David Ogden Stiers....Al Myer
Kim Darby....Jenny Myer
Demian Slade....Johnny Gasparini
Scooter Stevens....Badger Myer
Diane Franklin....Monique Junet
Laura Waterbury....Mrs. Smith
Daniel Schneider....Ricky Smith
Yuji Okumoto....Yee Sook Ree
Brian Imada....Chen Ree
Chuck Mitchell....Rocko
Amanda Wyss....Beth Truss
Curtis Armstrong....Charles De Mar
Aaron Dozier....Roy Stalin
Frank Burt Avalon....Roy's Ski Buddy #1
J. Warren Davis....Roy's Ski Buddy #2
Peter Ellerstein....Roy's Ski Buddy #3
Squid Holland....Sharkey
Vincent Schiavelli....Mr. Kerber
Edward Mehler....Buster
Thomas Rollerson....Roller Skater
Toby Iland....Nerd #1
Jonathon Charles Fox....Nerd #2
Darren Harris....Nerd #3
Randy Stoklos....Jock #1
Sam High....Jock #2
David Vaughn....Jock #3
Tina Littlewood....Chris Cummins
Steven Williams....Tree Trimmer
Stuart K. Robinson....Tree Trimmer's Helper
Taylor Negron....Mailman
Rima Delaine....Joanne Greenwald
Elizabeth Daily....Herself
The Band
Ron Anello
Dominick Certo
Jude Cole
Robert Gianette
Angie Rubin....Backup Singer
Paperboys
Yano Anaya
Joey Tushnet
Sebastian Dungan
Rick Rosenthal....Smitty
Rich Little....Additional Voices (voice)