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Better Off Dead... (1985)

PG
97 min | Comedy, Romance

A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.
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Herman F. Zimmerman (as Herman Zimmerman)
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$ 56,371
Gross (USA)
$ 10,297,601
Gross (World)
$ 10,297,601
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Release date
Oct 11, 1985 (United States)

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John Cusack
Lane Meyer Lane Meyer   See fewer
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David Ogden Stiers
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Kim Darby
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Demian Slade
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Scooter Stevens
Badger Meyer Badger Meyer   See fewer
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Diane Franklin
Monique Junet Monique Junet   See fewer
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Laura Waterbury
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Dan Schneider
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Yuji Okumoto
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Brian Imada
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Amanda Wyss
Beth Truss Beth Truss   See fewer
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Curtis Armstrong
Charles De Mar Charles De Mar   See fewer
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Aaron Dozier
Roy Stalin Roy Stalin   See fewer
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Frank Burt Avalon
Roy's Ski Buddy #1 Roy's Ski Buddy #1   See fewer
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Joe W. Davis
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Peter Ellenstein
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Vincent Schiavelli
Mr. Kerber Mr. Kerber   See fewer
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Edward Mehler
Buster Buster   See fewer
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Thomas Rollerson
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Toby Iland
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Jonathan Charles Fox
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Darren Harris
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Randy Stoklos
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Sam High
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David Vaughn
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Tina Littlewood
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Steven Williams
Tree Trimmer Tree Trimmer   See fewer
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Stuart K. Robinson
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Taylor Negron
Mailman Mailman   See fewer
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Rima Lyn
Joanne Greenwald (as Rima Delane) Joanne Greenwald (as Rima Delane)   See fewer
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Ron Anello
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Jude Cole
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Angie Rubin
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Yano Anaya
Paperboy Paperboy   See fewer
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Joey Tushnet
Paperboy Paperboy   See fewer
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Sebastian Dungan
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Rich Little
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7.2 / 10 | 37,871 votes