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 Lane is contemplating jumping off the bridge, you can see
the shadow of a safety cord attached to his waist. At certain points you can actually see the cord. See more
Charles De Mar
Buck up little camper, we'll beat that slope together.
When Lane and Monique are at Dodgers Stadium sitting on his Camaro, the camera pulls away to a long shot. The paperboy (I want my two dollars!) can be seen riding across the baseball field towards them. See more
Like To Get To Know You Well
Written and Performed by Howard Jones
Courtesy of Elektra Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
(P) 1985 WEA Records Inc. See more