Better Off Dead...

Better Off Dead... (1985)

I’ve been going to this high school for seven and a half years … I’m no dummy.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1985-10-11
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 296 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: A&M Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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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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Art Herman F. Zimmerman Production Design
Production Caro Jones Casting
Production Michael Jaffe Producer
Editing Alan Balsam Editor
Camera Isidore Mankofsky Director of Photography
Directing Savage Steve Holland Director
Writing Savage Steve Holland Writer
Sound Bud Alper Sound Mixer
Directing Maria Lease Script Supervisor
Sound David Anderle Music Supervisor
Production Gil Friesen Executive Producer
Production Andrew Meyer Executive Producer
Production William Strom Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Brad R. Loman Costume Design
Production Jack Clements Unit Production Manager
Camera Rick Neff Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Georgina Williams Hairstylist
Crew Fred Lerner Stunt Coordinator
Directing Fred Lerner Second Unit Director
Sound Rupert Hine Original Music Composer
Art Gary Moreno Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up David Roester Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up James R. Scribner Makeup Artist
Crew Shelley Kirkwood Unit Publicist
Directing Yudi Bennett First Assistant Director
Sound Gene Ashbrook Boom Operator
Sound Ted Roberts Music Editor
Camera Frederick Hamm Second Assistant Camera
Lighting Jake Jarrell Gaffer
Directing Jann Dutmer Second Assistant Director
Art Art Lipschultz Property Master
Camera Malcolm Brown First Assistant Camera