Better Off Dead... 1985

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.

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland
Written by: Savage Steve Holland
Release date: 1985-10-11
Runtime: 97 minutes
Critics score:
Tagline: Insanity doesn't run in the family, it gallops.
Cast:
John Cusack
John Cusack
Lane Meyer 
David Ogden Stiers
David Ogden Stiers
Al Meyer 
Kim Darby
Kim Darby
Jenny Meyer 
Demian Slade
Demian Slade
Johnny Gasparini 
Amanda Wyss
Amanda Wyss
Beth Truss 
Diane Franklin
Diane Franklin
Monique Junot