Better Off Dead…

Released on: 11 Oct 1985 • Rated: PG • Runtime: 97 min

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Director: Savage Steve Holland
Writer: Savage Steve Holland
Actors: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby

Plot: 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.

Box Office Gross: $10,297,601

Awards: N/A








Savage Steve Holland made some of the cheesiest, campiest, hilariously awesome films of the 80s and this is one of my absolute favorites!

When Lane Meyer’s (Cusack) girlfriend dumps him for the star of the high school ski team, he believes his life is over. Having nothing to live for, he challenges the ski team star to a race down the most extreme hill on the slopes. Will he be ready to meet this challenge head on?

There are so many great things about this flick, from the adorable french foreign exchange student, to the disgustingly hilarious best friend (Booger from Revenge of the Nerds), to Lane’s little brother who is secretly a genius, to the paper boy who really “wants his 2 dollars!”, and so much more!

This is easily on my top 10 list of 80s movies and I must have watched it a hundred times. Give it a watch and come back here to leave a comment and let us know what you thought of it.

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