The teenager Lane Meyer has a crush on his girlfriend Beth Truss. When Beth dumps him to stay with the successful skier Roy Stalin, Lane is depressed and decides to commit suicide. However he gives up and tries to improve his skill of skier to ski the dangerous K12 slope to impress Beth. Meanwhile his neighbor Mrs. Smith receives the exchange French student Monique Junot and her fat son Ricky Smith considers Monique his girlfriend; however, Monique has an unrequited crush on Lane that does not note her. When Lane stumbles upon Monique in a high-school party, he befriends her. The upset Lane challenges Roy in a competition on the K12 slope but then he regrets. However Monique is a great mechanic and skier, and fix Lane's Camaro and teaches him how to ski the K12 slope. What will happen to Lane? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Insanity doesn't run in the family, it gallops.
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Did You Know?
"Savage" Steve Holland made this film under schedule and under budget. Most of Better Off Dead... was shot in Los Angeles, except for the various ski scenes, which was filmed in Snowbird, Utah. See more
When Ricky is holding his doll next to Monique on Christmas morning, the doll jumps around between shots. See more
Gee, I'm real sorry your mom blew up, Ricky.
The opening credits feature a cartoon - the animation style is the same that Lane draws in the cafeteria later on. John Cusack's character in Savage Steve Holland's One Crazy Summer is also an aspiring cartoonist who draws in the same style. See more
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