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Better Off Dead (1985)
Lane Meyer (John Cusack) is a teen with a peculiar family and a bizarre fixation with his girlfriend, Beth (Amanda Wyss). When Beth dumps Lane, he decides to kill himself, making bumbling attempts at suicide. Outside of his morbid endeavors, Lane spends time with his oddball buddy, Charles (Curtis Armstrong), and befriends Monique (Diane Franklin), a visiting French student. Eventually, Lane resolves to race Beth’s obnoxious new beau on the ski slopes, with unexpected results. Commissioned by John Enright.
Release date: August 23, 1985 (USA)
Director: Savage Steve Holland
Screenplay: Savage Steve Holland
Production company: CBS Theatrical Films
Producers: Michael Jaffe, Gil Friesen, Andrew Meyer