Better Off Dead (1985)

Better Off Dead
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 38mins.
Genres Comedy, Romantic Comedy
Keywords high school, teen
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rupert Hine Music ("I've Been Arrested By You") 120781 8000005
Torrence Merdur Lyrics ("I've Been Arrested By You") 120871 8000001
E. G. Daily Song Performer ("One Way Love") 120788 8000048
Don MacDougall Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000002
Richard Tyler Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000003
John Mack Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000004
Gene Ashbrook Boom Operator n/a 215 14000001
Jim Scribner Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Brad R Loman Costumes n/a 120828 13000003
Georgina Williams Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000004
Marcy Lavendar Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000001
Kevin Durst Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000005
David Roesler Costumer n/a 120880 13000002
William G Young Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000006
Jan Gould Grip n/a 365 15000003
Jake Jarrell Gaffer n/a 268 15000004
Albert Fitch Electrician n/a 450 15000005
Greg Langham Electrician n/a 450 15000006
Mark Stanley Key Grip n/a 263 15000002
Tom Kessenich Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Dick Vandenberg Sound Effects Editor Sound Effect Editor 327 14000007
Earl Watson Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000008
Bud Alper Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000009
William Hooper Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000010
Mike Marvin Production Consultant Skiing Sequences Produced by 120897 12000001
Robert Lansing Parker Extras Casting Extra Casting, Atmosphere Agency(Los Angeles) 120851 10000002
Darlene Love Song Performer ("Winter Wonderland") 120788 8000045
The Carpenters Song Performer ("Here Comes Santa Claus") 120788 8000046
Jimi Hendrix Song Performer ("Foxy Lady") 120788 8000047
Van Halen Song Performer ("Everybody Wants Some") 120788 8000050
Hall & Oates Song Performer ("She's Gone") 120788 8000044
Neil Sedaka Song Performer ("Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do") 120788 8000043
Ellis McDaniel Song ("Mannish Boy") 120859 8000039
Mel London Song ("Mannish Boy") 120859 8000040
McKinley Morganfield Song ("Mannish Boy") 120859 8000041
Martin Ansell Song ("Shine") 120859 8000042
Howard Jones Song Performer ("Like To Know You Well") 120788 8000051
Muddy Waters Song Performer ("Mannish Boy") 120788 8000052
Richard Cline Swing Gang n/a 434 9000003
Tom Furginson Swing Gang n/a 434 9000004
William J McLaughlin Leadman n/a 433 9000005
Caro Jones Casting n/a 179 10000001
Gary Moreno Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Herman Zimmerman Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Martin Ansell Song Performer ("Shine") 120788 8000053
Rupert Hine Song Performer ("I've Been Arrested By You") 120788 8000054
Terri Nunn Song Performer ("Dancing In Isolation") 120788 8000055
The Thinkman Band Song Performer ("Come To Your Rescue") 120788 8000056
James Dunford Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000007
Cary Weitz Cable Operator n/a 120964 15000008
John Byl Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
Mark Yerkes Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000028
Stanley Cohen Catering Caterer 120954 22000002
Roy Downey Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Jimmy Picker Animator Burger and Fries Animation 483 23000002
Dick Warlock Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000027
Neil Summers Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000026
Tanya Russell Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000022
Sharon Schaffer Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000023
Rick Seaman Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000024
Peter Stader Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000025
Bill Kopp Animator Cartoon Animation 483 23000003
Art Lipschultz Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Fred Lerner Second Unit Director Unit Director 412 25000007
Bud Peifer Jr. Property Master Assistant Property Master 120975 25000008
Isabell Yale Medic First Aid 120966 25000009
Shelley Kirkwood Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
David Jernigan Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000006
Robert Elsey Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000005
Audrey Kennedy Assistant to Producer 120820 25000001
Curtis Collins Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Kristin Bundesen Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Don Haflich Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000004
Debbie Lynn Ross Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000021
Wally Rose Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000020
Alan Michael Lerner Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000004
Bill McIntosh Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000005
Chere Bryson Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000006
Hank Calia Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000007
Sandy Berumen Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000003
Frank Beddor III Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000002
David B Jarrell Best Boy n/a 120885 15000009
Russell Woolley Best Boy n/a 120885 15000010
Dona Harter Williams Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Fred Lerner Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Jeannie Coulter Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000008
Gregg Elam Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000009
Wayne A King Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000016
Faith Minton Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000017
Tom Morga Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000018
Harvey Parry Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000019
Jeff Jensen Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000015
John Hock Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000014
George Fisher Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000010
Bill Hart Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000011
Keith Harvey Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000012
Kent Hays Stunt Player n/a 121025 19000013
Howard Jones Song ("Like To Know You Well") 120859 8000038
Alex Van Halen Song ("Everybody Wants Some") 120859 8000036
E. G. Daily Actor Herself 1 1000036
Ron Anello Actor The Band 1 1000038
Dominick Certo Actor The Band 1 1000039
Jude Cole Actor The Band 1 1000040
Rima Delaine Actor Joanne Greenwald 1 1000035
Taylor Negron Actor Mailman 1 1000034
David Vaughn Actor Jock #3 1 1000030
Tina Littlewood Actor Chris Cummins 1 1000031
Steven Williams Actor Tree Trimmer 1 1000032
Stuart K Robinson Actor Tree Trimmer's Helper 1 1000033
Robert Gianette Actor The Band 1 1000041
Yano Anaya Actor Paperboy 1 1000042
Savage Steve Holland Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Jaffe Producer n/a 3 3000001
Gil Friesen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Andrew Meyer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Rich Little Actor Additional Voices 1 1000049
Rick Rosenthal Actor Smitty 1 1000047
Yuji Okumoto Actor Yee Sook Ree 1 1000043
Angie Rubin Actor Backup Singer 1 1000044
Joey Tushnet Actor Paperboy 1 1000045
Sebastian Dungan Actor Paperboy 1 1000046
Sam High Actor Jock #2 1 1000029
Randy Stoklos Actor Jock #1 1 1000028
Curtis Armstrong Actor Charles de Mar 1 1000008
Amanda Wyss Actor Beth Truss 1 1000009
Darren Harris Actor Nerd #3 1 1000011
Daniel Schneider Actor Ricky Smith 1 1000012
Laura Waterbury Actor Mrs Smith 1 1000007
Diane Franklin Actor Monique Junet 1 1000006
David Ogden Stiers Actor Al Myer 1 1000002
Kim Darby Actor Jenny Myer 1 1000003
Demian Slade Actor Johnny Gasparini 1 1000004
Scooter Stevens Actor Badger Myer 1 1000005
Brian Imada Actor Chen Ree 1 1000016
Chuck Mitchell Actor Rocko 1 1000017
Edward Mehler Actor Buster 1 1000024
Thomas Rollerson Actor Roller Skater 1 1000025
Toby Iland Actor Nerd #1 1 1000026
Jonathan Charles Fox Actor Nerd #2 1 1000027
Vincent Schiavelli Actor Mr. Kerber 1 1000023
Squid Holland Actor Sharkey 1 1000022
Aaron Dozier Actor Roy Stalin 1 1000018
Frank Burt Avalon Actor Roy's Ski Buddy #1 1 1000019
J Warren Davis Actor Roy's Ski Buddy #2 1 1000020
Peter Ellerstein Actor Roy's Ski Buddy #3 1 1000021
William Strom Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Savage Steve Holland Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Teddy Randazzo Song ("Hurts So Bad") 120859 8000021
Bobby Weinstein Song ("Hurts So Bad") 120859 8000022
Felix Bernard Song ("Winter Wonderland") 120859 8000023
Dick Smith Song ("Winter Wonderland") 120859 8000024
Bobby Hart Song ("Hurts So Bad") 120859 8000020
Paul Simon Song ("Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover") 120859 8000019
Neil Sedaka Song ("Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do") 120859 8000015
Howard Greenfield Song ("Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do") 120859 8000016
Daryl Hall Song ("She's Gone") 120859 8000017
John Oates Song ("She's Gone") 120859 8000018
Gene Autry Song ("Here Comes Santa Claus") 120859 8000025
Oakley Haldeman Song ("Here Comes Santa Claus") 120859 8000026
Angie Rubin Song ("A Little Luck") 120859 8000033
Eddie Van Halen Song ("Everybody Wants Some") 120859 8000034
David Lee Roth Song ("Everybody Wants Some") 120859 8000035
John Cusack Actor Lane Myer 1 1000001
Eric Nelson Song ("One Way Love") 120859 8000032
Craig Krampf Song ("One Way Love") 120859 8000031
Jimi Hendrix Song ("Foxy Lady") 120859 8000027
Rod McKuen Song ("A Man Alone") 120859 8000028
Steve Goldstein Song ("One Way Love") 120859 8000029
Dwayne Hitchings Song ("One Way Love") 120859 8000030
Cy Cyrin Performer ("With One Look (The Wildest Dream)") 120819 8000014
Rupert Hine Performer ("With One Look (The Wildest Dream)") 120819 8000013
Scott Prinz DGA Trainee n/a 120878 5000007
Isidore Mankofsky Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Rick Neff Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Malcolm Brown Jr. Assistant Camera Assistant Cameraman 233 6000003
Merle Jackson Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000006
Maria Cady Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000005
Jack Clements Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Yudi Bennett Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Jann Dutmer Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Huw Davies Location Manager n/a 193 5000004
Frederick Hamm Assistant Camera Assistant Cameraman 233 6000004
Fred Sabine Photography Still Photographer 120835 6000005
Ted Roberts Music Editor n/a 214 8000009
Steve Goldstein Music Producer n/a 323 8000010
David Anderle Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000011
Rupert Hine Original Score n/a 120839 8000012
William L Fletcher Apprentice Editor n/a 121012 7000005
Patrick W Magee Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Frank Holgate Photography n/a 120835 6000006
Alan Balsam Editor n/a 172 7000001
Susanne Garvay Negative Cutter n/a 556 7000002
Nancy Forner Associate Editor n/a 479 7000003
Michael Anthony Song ("Everybody Wants Some") 120859 8000037
Synopsis
When his girlfriend dumps him for their school's ski jock, a high-schooler wallows in the misery of losing her until he finds love in the arms of a French exchange student across the street.