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Better Off Dead... (1985) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Savage Steve Holland

Writing Credits  

Savage Steve Holland ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Jenny Meyer
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Johnny Gasparini
Scooter Stevens ...
Badger Meyer
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Mrs. Smith
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Ricky Smith (as Daniel Schneider)
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Yee Sook Ree
Brian Imada ...
Chen Ree
Chuck Mitchell ...
Rocko
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Beth Truss
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Aaron Dozier ...
Roy Stalin
Frank Burt Avalon ...
Roy's Ski Buddy #1
Joe W. Davis ...
Roy's Ski Buddy #2 (as J. Warren David)
Peter Ellenstein ...
Roy's Ski Buddy #3
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Mr. Kerber
Edward Mehler ...
Buster
Thomas Rollerson ...
Roller Skater
Toby Iland ...
Nerd #1
Jonathan Charles Fox ...
Nerd #2 (as Jonathon Charles Fox)
Darren Harris ...
Nerd #3
Randy Stoklos ...
Jock #1
Sam High ...
Jock #2
David Vaughn ...
Jock #3
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Chris Cummins
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Tree Trimmer
Stuart K. Robinson ...
Tree Trimmer's Helper
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Mailman
Rima Delane ...
Joanne Greenwald
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Elizabeth Daily
Ron Anello ...
The Band
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The Band
Jude Cole ...
The Band
Robert Gianette ...
The Band
Angie Rubin ...
Backup Singer
Yano Anaya ...
Paperboy
Joey Tushnet ...
Paperboy
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Paperboy
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Smitty
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Produced by 

Gil Friesen ... executive producer
Michael Jaffe ... producer
Andrew Meyer ... executive producer
William Strom ... associate producer

Music by 

Rupert Hine

Cinematography by 

Isidore Mankofsky

Film Editing by 

Alan Balsam

Casting By 

Caro Jones

Production Design by 

Herman F. Zimmerman ... (as Herman Zimmerman)

Set Decoration by 

Gary Moreno

Costume Design by 

Brad R. Loman ... (as Brad Loman)
David Roester

Makeup Department 

James R. Scribner ... makeup artist (as Jim Scribner)
Georgina Williams ... hair stylist

Production Management 

Jack Clements ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Yudi Bennett ... first assistant director
Jann Dutmer ... second assistant director
Fred Lerner ... second unit director
Scott Printz ... dga trainee

Art Department 

Rich Cline ... swing gang (as Richard Cline)
Tom J. Furginson ... swing gang (as Thomas Furginson)
Art Lipschultz ... property master
Bill McLaughlin ... leadman (as Bill McLaughlin Jr.)
Bud Peifer Jr. ... assistant property master

Sound Department 

Bud Alper ... sound mixer
Gene Ashbrook ... boom operator
Kevin Durst ... sound effects editor
William Hooper ... supervising sound editor (as Bill Hooper)
Don MacDougall ... sound re-recording mixer
John L. Mack ... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Tyler ... sound re-recording mixer
Dick Vandenberg ... sound effects editor
Earl Watson ... sound effects editor
Cary Weitz ... cable operator
Bill Young ... sound effects editor
Bill Henderson ... sound re-recording engineer (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Roy L. Downey ... special effects (as Roy Downey)

Visual Effects by 

William Reilly ... motion control technician
Hoyt Yeatman ... special optical effects: DQI (uncredited)

Stunts 

Frank Beddor ... stunts
Sandy Berumen ... stunts
Cheré Bryson ... stunts
Hank Calia ... stunts
Jean Coulter ... stunts (as Jeannie Coulter)
Greg Wayne Elam ... stunts
George Fisher ... stunts
Bill Hart ... stunts
Keith Harvey ... stunts
Kent Hays ... stunts
Johnny Hock ... stunts (as John Hock)
Jeff Jensen ... stunts
Wayne King ... stunts
A. Michael Lerner ... stunts (as Allen Michael Lerner)
Fred Lerner ... stunt coordinator
Bill McIntosh ... stunts
Faith Minton ... stunts
Tom Morga ... stunts
Harvey Parry ... stunts
Wally Rose ... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross ... stunts
Tanya Russell ... stunts
Sharon Schaffer ... stunts
Rick Seaman ... stunts
Peter Stader ... stunts
Neil Summers ... stunts
Dick Warlock ... stunts
Mark Yerkes ... stunts
Jim Dunn ... ski double: John Cusack (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Malcolm Brown ... first assistant camera (as Malcom Brown)
Jim Dunford ... dolly grip
Albert Fitch ... electrician
Jan Gould ... grip
Frederick Hamm ... second assistant camera
Frank M. Holgate ... photographer: second unit (as Frank Holgate)
David Jarrell ... best boy
Jake Jarrell ... gaffer
Tom Kessenich ... key grip
Greg Langham ... electrician
Rick Neff ... camera operator
Fred Sabine ... still photographer
Mark Stanley ... second key grip
Russell Wooley ... best boy

Animation Department 

Bill Kopp ... animator: cartoon animation
Jimmy Picker ... animator: "Burger & Fries" animation

Casting Department 

Robert Lansing Parker ... extras casting: Los Angeles (as Lansing Parker)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Marcy Lavender ... costume supervisor
David Roesler ... costumer

Editorial Department 

William Fletcher ... apprentice editor
Nancy Forner ... associate editor
Susanne Gervay ... negative cutter (as Susanne Garvay)
Patrick Magee ... assistant editor (as Patrick W. Magee)

Music Department 

David Anderle ... music supervisor
Rupert Hine ... music producer
Ted Roberts ... music editor
Stan Jones ... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Stephen W. Tayler ... music mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Robert Elsey ... transportation captain
Donald Haflich ... transportation captain
David Jernigan ... transportation coordinator

Other crew 

Kristin Bundesen ... production assistant
Kristin Burleson ... production assistant
John Byl ... craft service
Stan Cohen ... caterer (as Stanley Cohen)
Curtis Collins ... production assistant (as Curt Collins)
Huw Davies ... location manager
Merle L. Jackson ... production coordinator (as Merle Jackson)
Audrey Kennedy ... assistant to producer
Shelley Kirkwood ... unit publicist
Maria Lease ... script supervisor (as Maria Cady)
Mike Marvin ... producer: skiing sequences
Dona Williams ... production accountant
Isabell Yale ... first aid
David E. Van Houten ... publicity designer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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