Better Off Dead
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1985
Director: Savage Steve Holland
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 097368-719149
Running time: 1:37 (97 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 16, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#295)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 02, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
After his girlfriend (Amanda Wyss) ditches him for a boorish ski jock, Lane (John Cusack) decides that suicide is the only answer. However, his increasingly inept attempts bring him only more agony and embarrassment. Filled with the wildest teen nightmares, a family you can't help but identify with and a host of wonderful comic characters, Savage Steve Holland's writing/directorial debut is a masterful look at those painfully funny teen years.
DVD Covers
Better Off Dead
Better Off Dead
Misc.
 • Profile Contributors
 • Invelos Profile Links
 • US IMDb
Genres
Comedy
Romance
Studios
Production Studios:
 • CBS Productions
 • A&M Films
Media Companies:
 • Paramount Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Top 100 Movies
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Closed Captioned
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
Rupert Hine....Song Writer
Torrence Merdur....Song Writer
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
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)