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Over the Edge (1979)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  7 July 1979 (Japan)
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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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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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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

When Cory shows up at the unfinished house to meet Carl after Richie dies, as she opens the sliding glass doors, it is late in the day, but still a lot of sunlight. The very next shot is of Carl's face, with Cory entering through the sliding glass doors in the background, and it is pitch black outside. See more »

Quotes

Cory: Ah, I Cant hear anything
Claude: When the cops practice, they wear those ear things.
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Referenced in Charlie Bartlett (2007) See more »

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Downed
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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