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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 overview, first billed only:
Carl (as Michael Kramer)
Pamela Ludwig ...
Tom Fergus ...
Fred Willat
Sandra Willat
Richard Jamison ...
Julia Pomeroy ...
Eric Lalich ...
Kim Kliner ...
Frank Mugavero ...
Party Host
Kristina Hanson ...


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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7 July 1979 (Japan)  »

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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 »


(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 »


Cory: Ah, I Cant hear anything
Claude: When the cops practice, they wear those ear things.
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All That You Dream
Written by Paul Barrere and Bill Payne
Performed by Little Feat
Courtesy of Warner Brothers 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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