A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannon Presby ...
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Gideon
David H. MacDonald ...
Moonie
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JoeBob (as Vincent Grant)
Theron Montgomery ...
Gordo
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Charlie
Lucy Martin ...
Fay
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Mark
Paige Price ...
Karen (as Paige Lyn Price)
Court Miller ...
Sheriff
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'Mac' MacWilliams
Jean De Baer ...
Mary Beth MacWilliams (as Jean DeBaer)
Robertson Carricart ...
Deputy
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Storyline

Abby McWilliams and her brother Loren are particularly normal teenagers. Their parents Mac and Mary Beth are killed in an accident. It's decided that Abby and Loren live in Glenby, Florida with their Aunt Fay and Uncle Charlie who own a gas station and an amusement park. Loren and Abby don't have much trouble making friends at their new high school. Loren starts dating Karen, the local sheriff's daughter while Abby starts dating Mark. Loren feels uncomfortable when he sees a blond-haired guy harassing Abby in the lunchroom. Mark tells Loren and Abby that the blond-haired guy is Eddie Dutra, a teenage drug addict who is the leader of a gang of redneck thugs. Loren helps Abby keep Dutra at a distance. Dutra's retaliations keep getting more vicious until Dutra forces a showdown at the amusement park by kidnapping Abby. Written by Corey Semple (AdamSandler's8SexyNights)

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The kids learned three things about southern hospitality, blood, sweat and terror! See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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18 January 1985 (USA)  »

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In the library scene Gideon asks Abby to the Drive in to see a movie called Saturday Night Girls and she turns him down saying she has seen it but there has never been a movie titled Saturday Night Girls. See more »

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During the shower scene, Abby is wearing a vest to hide her nudity. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Dutra: You wanna fill 'er up, please?
Abby: Regular?
Eddie Dutra: Yes, please. You know there's a dance Saturday?
Abby: Yeah, I heard about that.
Eddie Dutra: Are you going?
Abby: Oh, I don't know yet.
Eddie Dutra: I'm going. Go with me.
Abby: Why?
Eddie Dutra: Well, because I'm asking you to. You will have a good time. You'll go right?
Abby: I don't know, we haven't really met.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Edge of Survival
Music by Michel Rubini
Lyrics by Jess Harnell
Performed by Jess Harnell
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Surprisingly entertaining
19 January 2003 | by (Selbyside - St. Paul, MN USA) – See all my reviews

You really can't expect too much from just looking at the movie's title, but this movie is seriously above par than others in the genre. James Spader's performance is a standout and he portrays a similar character in the picture he did right after this (PRETTY IN PINK). Eric Stoltz does a good job with his role as well. A fine effort from Cunningham, especially after that SPRING BREAK fiasco. Do not pass up.


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