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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carl (as Michael Kramer)
Pamela Ludwig ...
Cory
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Mark
Tom Fergus ...
Claude
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Doberman
Andy Romano ...
Fred Willat
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Sandra Willat
Richard Jamison ...
Cole
Julia Pomeroy ...
Julia
Tiger Thompson ...
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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On the Edge  »

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Matt Dillon didn't actually want or expect to be cast in the movie. He went to the audition just so he could skip school. See more »

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After the library is trashed, a boy is shown standing on top of a police car. At first he's swinging a pair of nunchaks, but in the very next scene he's holding a crowbar. See more »

Quotes

Principal: Mr. White, you're late!
Richie: I had to take a piss.
Principal: WHAT did you say?
Richie: I mean... I had to urinate.
Principal: Sit *down*!
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Referenced in Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Surrender
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Childhood Memories
27 October 2004 | by (Long Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

With all of today's problems plaguing teens and their parents, this movie may seem a bit tame, but at the time of its release, it had a pretty powerful message (assuming anyone paid attention). I remember watching this with some kids who were about the same age as those portrayed in the movie... These kids all thought this was the best movie ever made, and some commented that they wanted to do pretty much everything they saw in the movie. I remember thinking (not unlike "Billy Jack"), "why would you want to live in a community like this, where all the adults either hate you or fear you? To this day, I am drawn to and repulsed by this movie. That being said, I can't wait to get copy of this on DVD!!! It really was a good film, and I think it captured some of uglier realities of life in some of the "planned communities" of the time.


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