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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
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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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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Trivia

Andy Romano would later go on to play Murdock in Pump Up the Volume (1990), a movie about repressed teens who rebel at the school. 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 »

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Doberman: I don't get you, Carl. You live in a good place, your dad's got a good job with the Caddies. You're getting to be more of a punk every day, you know that? Lemme ask you somethin'. You got a drive and need to louse things up for yourself?
Carl: I've got a drive, and need to be left alone, okay?
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Referenced in Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

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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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The way the 70's REALLY were!
26 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The kids are not all right in New Granada!

This film very accurately portrays what life was really like for many teenagers who lived in the suburbs during the 1970s.

Growing up, my own life was very much like those of the teens in this movie: I was a teenager in the mid-70s and I lived in exactly the same sort of constantly under-development, suburban wasteland where whole mobs of kids were pretty much left to their own devices by parents who were too busy chasing the American Dream to notice what we were really up to; a place where there was easy access to lots and lots of cheap drugs and alcohol, and where boredom reigned supreme (remember, these were the days before the Internet, VCRs, or even home video games).

If you were ever rebellious and grew up during the same time period and in the same sort of suburban community, then I guarantee that virtually every character in this movie will remind you of someone you knew back then (maybe even yourself!).


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