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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

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

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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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Trivia

Was one of the main inspirations for Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' music video. See more »

Goofs

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

Doberman: Lincoln, the gun
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Connections

Referenced in Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

You Really Got Me
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by Van Halen
Courtesy of Warner Brothers Records
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15 October 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

This was a teen movie that wasn't a 'teen' movie.

The best thing about this was how it showed that the parents imagined need to raise their kids in a sanitized environment can lead to mind-numbing boredom. Then to petty crime. Then to worse. But at the same time, the kids weren't made out to be these confused little angels either. You sympathized with them while knowing they needed to take responsibility.

Matt Dillion's debut is also his best film.

Most of the young actors were inexperienced. Some of them haven't been seen since. But they all still did a HELL of a job. Why isn't Michael Kramer better known? He was brilliant.

The one complaint I can come up with was some of the parents emotional overacting. Great film though.


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