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Over the Edge (1979)

PG  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  7 July 1979 (Japan)
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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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New Grenada is a planned community set in the desert where there is nothing for the kids to do, save for a rec center - which closes at 6 PM. The parents, in their zeal to attract industry to their town, have all but neglected their children. As a result, the kids begin to create their own entertainment, which involves vandalism, theft, and general hooliganism. During an incident when one of the kids brandishes an unloaded gun at town cop Ed Doberman, he is shot and killed. When the parents gather the next night to discuss the killing and the level of lawlessness among the youth, they soon find out that their kids have had all they can take. Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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...A real story of teenage rebellion. See more »

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Trivia

Debut film of actor Matt Dillon. 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

Sandra Willat: You weren't too hard on him, were you?
Fred Willat: [sighs] I broke both his legs. Didn't you see him crawl up the stairs?
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Referenced in Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

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Ooh Child
Written by Stan Vincent
Performed by Valerie Carter
Courtesy of Columbia Records and ARC Records
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Thanks for all the support
13 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I knew that there were many out there who know and love "Over The Edge," but I must say I was pleasantly surprised at just how much of an impact the film seems to have had on so many. So I just wanted to send a thank you to all out there who have supported the film over the years (the DVD release would never have happened without you)on behalf of the cast, crew, and anyone else involved in the making of the movie. We've always felt that Over The Edge was a special film, and it's very rewarding and exciting to learn that many of you also feel that way.

Enjoy the film.

Michael Kramer


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