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Better Off Dead (1985) Movie Summary

  • PG
  • 1985

After his girlfriend (Amanda Wyss) ditches him for a boorish ski jock, Lane (John Cusack) 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, a family you can't help but identify with and a host of wonderful comic characters, Savage Steve Holland's writing/directional debut is a masterful look at those painfully funny teen years.

Better Off Dead Film Synopsis

High school student Lane Meyer sinks into suicidal depression when his girlfriend dumps him for jock Roy Stalin, the high school ski racing champion. Meanwhile, he has to deal with his eccentric family, a tenacious paperboy and an obnoxious neighbor whose mother is hosting a beautiful French exchange student named Monique.

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Better Off Dead (1985) Series Cast & Crew

Better Off Dead (1985) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. John Cusack (Lane Meyer), David Ogden Stiers (Al Meyer), Kim Darby (Jenny Meyer), Demian Slade (Johnny Gasparini), Amanda Wyss (Beth Truss), Diane Franklin (Monique Junot), Scooter Stevens (Badger Meyer), Curtis Armstrong (Charles De Mar), Yuji Okumoto (Yee Sook Ree), Brian Imada (Chen Ree), Laura Waterbury (Mrs. Smith), Dan Schneider (Ricky Smith), Chuck Mitchell (Rocko), Aaron Dozier (Roy Stalin), Frank Burt Avalon (Roy's Ski Buddy #1), Vincent Schiavelli (Mr. Kerber), Taylor Negron (Mailman), Elizabeth Daily (Elizabeth Daily), all returned for better off dead movie.

John Cusack (Lane Meyer)
John CusackLane MeyerScore: 20.6
David Ogden Stiers (Al Meyer)
David Ogden StiersAl MeyerScore: 4.9
Kim Darby (Jenny Meyer)
Kim DarbyJenny MeyerScore: 10.4
Demian Slade (Johnny Gasparini)
Demian SladeJohnny GaspariniScore: 3.6
Amanda Wyss (Beth Truss)
Amanda WyssBeth TrussScore: 5.7
Diane Franklin (Monique Junot)
Diane FranklinMonique JunotScore: 13.9
Curtis Armstrong (Charles De Mar)
Curtis ArmstrongCharles De MarScore: 9.5
Yuji Okumoto (Yee Sook Ree)
Yuji OkumotoYee Sook ReeScore: 7.1
Brian Imada (Chen Ree)
Brian ImadaChen ReeScore: 1.0
Dan Schneider (Ricky Smith)
Dan SchneiderRicky SmithScore: 4.9
Chuck Mitchell (Rocko)
Chuck MitchellRockoScore: 2.3
Vincent Schiavelli (Mr. Kerber)
Vincent SchiavelliMr. KerberScore: 10.0

Herman F. Zimmerman (Production Design), Caro Jones (Casting), Michael Jaffe (Producer), Alan Balsam (Editor), Isidore Mankofsky (Director of Photography), Savage Steve Holland (Director), Savage Steve Holland (Writer), Bud Alper (Sound Mixer), Maria Lease (Script Supervisor), David Anderle (Music Supervisor), Gil Friesen (Executive Producer), Andrew Meyer (Executive Producer), William Strom (Associate Producer), Brad R. Loman (Costume Design), Jack Clements (Unit Production Manager), Rick Neff (Camera Operator), Georgina Williams (Hairstylist), Fred Lerner (Stunt Coordinator), Fred Lerner (Second Unit Director), Rupert Hine (Original Music Composer),

Savage Steve Holland (Director)
Savage Steve HollandDirectorScore: 3.7
Savage Steve Holland (Writer)
Savage Steve HollandWriterScore: 3.7
Maria Lease (Script Supervisor)
Maria LeaseScript SupervisorScore: 4.3
Fred Lerner (Stunt Coordinator)
Fred LernerStunt CoordinatorScore: 0.8
Fred Lerner (Second Unit Director)
Fred LernerSecond Unit DirectorScore: 0.8
Yudi Bennett (First Assistant Director)
Yudi BennettFirst Assistant DirectorScore: 0.6
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български език
История за отношения между ученици в една гимназия. Лейн Майър (Джон Кюсак) е депресиран тийнейджър, изоставен от гаджето си с думите: "Лейн, мисля, че за мен ще е по-добре, ако излизам с някой по-известен, по-хубав, каращ по-хубава кола." Бедният Лейн започва да мисли за самоубийство, но неговият пръв приятел го разубеждава с обещание да му помогне да си върне гаджето. В съседите междувременно пристига французойка на обменни начала, която проявява интерес към съседа си. Лейн се готви за състезанието по ски с конкурента си, който е отнел гаджето му, но дали гозбите на майка му и напористото вестникарче ще му позволят да участва...

John Cusack er Lane Myer, en normal dreng med en unormal familie. Hans mor laver elendig mad og syr tøj af hjorteskind ved juletid. Hans lillebror går ud med tarvelige kvindemennesker, og hans far slås med avisbudet. Værst af alt, hans veninde Beth slår hånden af ham til fordel for en ulækker skiinstruktør. Så møder Lane en sød udvekslingsstudent, som bor hos familiens laskede naboer. Med hård konkurrence fra naboens søn sætter Lane sig for at vinde hendes hjerte.

Nachdem Lane ein sympathischer, aber leistungsschwacher Schüler einer kalifornischen Highschool von seiner großen Jugendliebe Beth verlassen wird, die ihn für einen aufgeblasenen Skifahrer abserviert hat, sieht er nur noch einen einzigen Ausweg: Selbstmord. Seine zunehmend erfolglosen Versuche aber enden nur in Schmerzen und Peinlichkeit.

Ενας έφηβος περνάει περίοδο μεγάλης γκίνιας καθώς όχι μόνο τον αφήνει η φίλη του, αλλά ακόμα και ο επτάχρονος αδελφός του έχει μεγαλύτερη επιτυχία στο... γυναικείο φύλο.

Una vez que su novia le abandona por un esquiador palurdo, Lane decide que el suicidio es su única salida. Pero sus intentonas serán cada vez más fallidas, trayéndole sólo más angustia y desconcierto

John Cusack on hulvattoman vauhtikomedian pääosassa nuori mies Lane Meyer, joka ajautuu ahdinkoon tyttöystävänsä Bethin löytäessä rinnalleen paremmin menestyvän miehen. Aallonpohjassa käytyään Lane löytää lohtua ranskalaisesta vaihto-oppilaskaunottaresta Moniquesta (Diane Franklin).

Lane Myer vient d'être quitté par sa petite amie, sous prétexte qu'il n'est pas assez populaire. En pleine déprime, le jeune homme doit également supporter sa mère, son voisin envahissant et se préparer pour une compétition de ski qui pourrait lui permettre de reconquérir l'élue de son coeur.

A középiskolás srác, Lane Myer, megszállottan szerelmes barátnőjébe, Beth Truss-ba, akivel 6 hónapja jár. Majd egyik nap a lány dobja a srácot, mondván hogy túl sokáig voltak együtt és ideje már népszerűbb srácokkal járnia. És máris elcsábítja őt Roy Stalin, egy szőke szépfiú, aki a legmenőbb srác a suliban. Főszereplőnk persze padlót fog, nem tudja kiheverni a szakítást, és meg nem történtté tenni 6 hónapot. Innentől kezdve depresszió, és az öngyilkossági kísérletek hada veszi kezdetét, sikertelenül. Legjobb barátja próbálja folyton visszatartani, új dolgokra serkenteni, amikkel visszahódíthatja szerelmét. Szomszédságukban laknak Smith-ék: Mrs. Smith és fia, Ricky, aki egy csúnya, kövér, szemüveges fiú, nem mozdul ki otthonról és folyton orrcseppet szív. Ők látnak vendégül egy francia cserediáklányt, Monique-t, aki látszólag semmit nem ért az angol nyelvből és egyáltalán nem beszéli. Lane összejön a lánnyal, és ezzel véget ér a szomorúság, új értelmet ad Lane életének.

Lane Myer, un sedicenne americano, perde le simpatie di Beth Truss, la sua ragazza, il giorno in cui non si qualifica con la squadra di sci della propria scuola. Chi ha la meglio, sulla neve e nel cuore di Beth, è lo spavaldo Roy Stalin. Per Lane sono cominciati i guai: è demoralizzato e svogliato; non ha alcuna intenzione di riparare la macchina usata che il padre gli ha regalato; comincia un lavoro in una rosticceria e non ne combina una buona. Egli tenta perfino di suicidarsi ma, per fortuna, ci ripensa; poi fa la conoscenza di Monique Junet, una vispa francesina, la quale deve passare un anno in casa di una vicina...

여자 친구에게 차여 자살까지 생각하고 있는 레인(존 쿠삭)이지만 오히려 레인의 가족은 레인이 죽던지 말던지 전혀 관심도 없는 콩가루 가족이다. 하는일 마다 머피의 법칙처럼 어긋나던 레인에게 유일하게 관심을 가지는 여학생이 나타나지만 막상 레인은 그 여학생에겐 별로 관심도 주지 않는데...

Lane Myer is geobsedeerd door zijn vriendin Beth en zijn wereld stort in elkaar als ze verliefd wordt op Roy, de aanvoerder van het ski-team. Na meerdere zelfmoordpogingen, het overleven van meerdere teisteringen van de krantenbezorger en onuitstaanbare diners met familie, vindt hij een nieuwe liefde: een Franse studente genaamd Monique Junot. Ondertussen moet hij zijn naam hoog houden door Roy in elkaar te slaan.

Após ser deixado pela namorada, que queria alguém popular, bonito e com um carro moderno, Lane Myer (John Cusack) tentar suicidar-se. Entretanto, o jovem conhece a francesa Monique (Diane Franklin), por quem se apaixona. Ele, então, decide acertar as contas com Roy (Aaron Dozier), atual namorado de sua ex, e reconquistar sua honra.

Lane Meyer é um adolescente deprimido que perde sua namorada Beth. E o motivo que Bett deu foi: "Lane, eu acho que seria mais interessante, se eu namorasse alguém mais popular. Melhor sair procurando... Dirigindo um carro melhor..." De qualquer forma, o pobre Lane é abandonado e pensa em várias maneiras para se suicidar. Ele, finalmente conhece a bela francesa Monique, e se apaixona. Simultaneamente, ele deve suportar comida terrível de sua mãe, que literalmente nâo dá para comer, e o seu repugnante vizinho Ricky (e sua mãe), enquanto se prepara para o campeonato de esqui de sua vida - para tentar reconquistar a sua antiga namorada.

От героя картины по имени Лэйн — ушла девушка. Ушла хладнокровно, без сантиментов, заявив на прощание, что ей по вкусу кто-нибудь посимпатичней, побогаче и попопулярней. Сказала…и ушла с капитаном школьной команды лыжников, разбив сердце бедолаге Лэйну, существование которого сразу перестало иметь всякий смысл!

Manusförfattaren och regissören Savage Steve Holland säger att "Lika gärna död" delvis är självbiografisk. Efter att hans stora kärlek på high school dumpade honom, tog han en 8-millimeters kamera och gjorde några sorgsna filmer som hade rakt motsatt effekt på hans vänner - de skrattade. När Lane (John Cusack) dumpas av sin flickvän (Amanda Wyss) för en arrogant skidåkare beslutar han sig för att begå självmord. Hans alltmer tafatta försök leder dock bara till större plågor och fler pinsamheter. Med de värsta tonårsmardrömmarna, en familj man bara måste tycka synd om och en rad fantastiskt roliga personer blir Savage Steve Hollands debut som manusförfattare och regissör en mästerlig skildring av de smärtsamt roliga tonåren.

Filmde sevgilisi tarafından terk edilen ve bu durumdan sonra intihar etmeye uğraşan oldukça da ilginç bir yaşam tarzına sahip genç Lane (Cusack) ana karakterdir. Lane, film boyunca eski sevgilisini geri almak için uğraş vermektedir. Egzantrik arkadaşları, garip bir ailesi, ilginç bir komşuları, sürekli yarıştığı Japonlar dışında kendisinden 2 dolar isteyen çocukla da sık-sık tartışmaktadır. Ama bu sevgilisini geri alması uğrunda verdiği müddette yan komşularında kalan Fransız turistle tanışır ve hayatı değişir.


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