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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
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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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(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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Cole: [Carl comes in bruised up] Freddy, Freddy, let Sandra handle it, that's what mothers are for!
Fred Willat: But my son's all bloodied up, he's all beat the hell up!
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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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