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Over the Edge (1979)

PG | | Crime, Drama | 7 July 1979 (Japan)
A group of bored teenagers rebel against authority in the community of New Granada after the death of one of their own.

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(as Charlie Haas),
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Cast

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Carl (as Michael Kramer)
Pamela Ludwig ...
Cory
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Mark
Tom Fergus ...
Claude
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Doberman
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Fred Willat
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Sandra Willat
Richard Jamison ...
Cole
Julia Pomeroy ...
Julia
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Johnny
Eric Lalich ...
Tip
Kim Kliner ...
Abby
Frank Mugavero ...
Party Host
Kristina Hanson ...
Lisa
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Storyline

A group of bored teenagers rebel against authority in the community of New Granada after the death of one of their own.

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Crime | Drama

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7 July 1979 (Japan)  »

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On the Edge  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's opening prologue states: "In 1978 110,000 kids under 18 were arrested for crimes of vandalism in the United States. This story is based on true incidents occurring during the 70's in a planned suburban community of condominiums and townhomes, where city planners ignored the fact that a quarter of the population was 15 years old or younger". See more »

Goofs

(at around 4 mins) When Cory leaves the unfinished house early in the morning after spending the night with Carl, the sun is actually setting rather than rising. Aurora is east of the mountains, so to see the sun dropping behind the mountains, it is sunset, not sunrise. See more »

Quotes

Abby: [laughing]
Richie: Shut up, SHUT UP
[turns around]
Richie: Jerk
Claude: Check out Dirty Harry.
Abby: You couldn't hit an elephant if it came up and kissed you.
Richie: Watch this, Baby
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Connections

References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Speak Now
Written by Terry Reid
Performed by Cheap Trick
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Just the way it was
29 December 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

I first saw the movie when it opened in the spring of 1980, on a double bill with "Little Darlings". I ended up seeing it twice. I was the age of the kids in the film at the time, and my bull***t detector didn't go off once during the course of watching this film. The kids were real, the words natural and unaffected, and the whole thing about the boredom that is so prevailing when you're a teenager was right on the money. I remember as I watched the movie thinking that the clothes the kids were wearing looked worn just enough, like they had come out of the actors' own closets. Matt Dillon's first movie - I read that he auditioned for the part as something to do while he skipped school for a day. He reminded me utterly of my then high school boyfriend, right down to the voice, clothes and cocky attitude. The music was exactly what me and all my friends were listening to - Cheap Trick (the earlier, not-played-on-the-radio songs) and the Cars. Ok, so perhaps it was a little unrealistic at parts, and the soundtrack could have done without the Valerie Carter song, but wow, what a great little movie. Rent a copy, go home, slap it in your vcr, and get out your bong and a couple of beers. You won't be dissapointed, not even a little bit.


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