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  • Better Off Dead... (1985)
  • PG
    97 min | Comedy, Romance
Better Off Dead... (1985)
PG
97 min | Comedy, Romance

After his girlfriend ditches him for a boorish ski jock, Lane 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.
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Herman F. Zimmerman (as Herman Zimmerman)
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Oct 11, 1985 (United States)

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45 cast members
Name Known for
John Cusack
Lane Meyer Lane Meyer   See fewer
David Ogden Stiers
Al Meyer Al Meyer   See fewer
Kim Darby
Jenny Meyer Jenny Meyer   See fewer
Demian Slade
Johnny Gasparini Johnny Gasparini   See fewer
Scooter Stevens
Badger Meyer Badger Meyer   See fewer
Diane Franklin
Monique Junot Monique Junot   See fewer
Laura Waterbury
Mrs. Smith Mrs. Smith   See fewer
Dan Schneider
Ricky Smith (as Daniel Schneider) Ricky Smith (as Daniel Schneider)   See fewer
Yuji Okumoto
Yee Sook Ree Yee Sook Ree   See fewer
Brian Imada
Chen Ree Chen Ree   See fewer
Amanda Wyss
Beth Truss Beth Truss   See fewer
Curtis Armstrong
Charles De Mar Charles De Mar   See fewer
Aaron Dozier
Roy Stalin Roy Stalin   See fewer
Frank Burt Avalon
Roy's Ski Buddy #1 Roy's Ski Buddy #1   See fewer
Joe W. Davis
Roy's Ski Buddy #2 (as J. Warren David) Roy's Ski Buddy #2 (as J. Warren David)   See fewer
Peter Ellenstein
Roy's Ski Buddy #3 Roy's Ski Buddy #3   See fewer
Vincent Schiavelli
Mr. Kerber Mr. Kerber   See fewer
Edward Mehler
Buster Buster   See fewer
Thomas Rollerson
Roller Skater Roller Skater   See fewer
Toby Iland
Nerd #1 Nerd #1   See fewer
Jonathan Charles Fox
Nerd #2 (as Jonathon Charles Fox) Nerd #2 (as Jonathon Charles Fox)   See fewer
Darren Harris
Nerd #3 Nerd #3   See fewer
Randy Stoklos
Jock #1 Jock #1   See fewer
Sam High
Jock #2 Jock #2   See fewer
David Vaughn
Jock #3 Jock #3   See fewer
Tina Littlewood
Chris Cummins Chris Cummins   See fewer
Steven Williams
Tree Trimmer Tree Trimmer   See fewer
Stuart K. Robinson
Tree Trimmer's Helper Tree Trimmer's Helper   See fewer
Taylor Negron
Mailman Mailman   See fewer
Rima Lyn
Joanne Greenwald (as Rima Delane) Joanne Greenwald (as Rima Delane)   See fewer
Elizabeth Daily
Elizabeth Daily Elizabeth Daily   See fewer
Ron Anello
The Band The Band   See fewer
Dominick Certo
The Band The Band   See fewer
Jude Cole
The Band The Band   See fewer
Robert Gianette
The Band The Band   See fewer
Angie Rubin
Backup Singer Backup Singer   See fewer
Yano Anaya
Paperboy Paperboy   See fewer
Joey Tushnet
Paperboy Paperboy   See fewer
Sebastian Dungan
Paperboy Paperboy   See fewer
Rich Little
Additional Voices (voice) Additional Voices (voice)   See fewer
Dennis Crosswhite
The Band (uncredited) The Band (uncredited)   See fewer
Catherine Fitz
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Stevie Mack
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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