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Over the Edge (1979)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  7 July 1979 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 ...
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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

This movie was filmed in the Suburbs of greater Denver Colorado near a community that was co-developed alongside the infamous Columbine community.The social similarities of the troubled youth in the movie, and those of the youth of that period in the Columbine community are uncanny and not by chance. Personal associated with the movie production spent time with a group of truant youths that they had met outside of a Columbine Strip Mall across from a local Jr. High located down the street from where the Columbine tragedy was to occur years later. The social implications of the story underscore the serious problems of troubled youth being discarded by the community at large. 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

Sandra Willat: Carl, we don't want you, to see your friend, Richie White for a while. Or, Claude Zachary either, now the teen center's gonna be closed, for a while. At least, get a new accounts fair.
Carl: What's wrong with, Julia?
Sandra Willat: I know, you like her, hon. But, she can't control, the wilder kids.
Carl: Bullshit!
Fred Willat: Don't you ever, talk to your mother like that again, young man. Do you hear, me?
Carl: You're crazy.
Fred Willat: Don't leave, while we're talking to you.
Carl: Get off of me!
[Fred, slaps Carl in the face]
Sandra Willat: Fred, stop that!
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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You Really Got Me
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by Van Halen
Courtesy of Warner Brothers 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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