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Over the Edge (1979)

PG | | Crime, Drama | 7 July 1979 (Japan)
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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.

Director:

Jonathan Kaplan

Writers:

Charles S. Haas (as Charlie Haas), Tim Hunter

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Eric Kramer ... Carl (as Michael Kramer)
Pamela Ludwig Pamela Ludwig ... Cory
Matt Dillon ... Richie
Vincent Spano ... Mark
Tom Fergus Tom Fergus ... Claude
Harry Northup ... Doberman
Andy Romano ... Fred Willat
Ellen Geer ... Sandra Willat
Richard Jamison Richard Jamison ... Cole
Julia Pomeroy Julia Pomeroy ... Julia
Tiger Thompson ... Johnny
Eric Lalich Eric Lalich ... Tip
Kim Kliner Kim Kliner ... Abby
Frank Mugavero Frank Mugavero ... Party Host
Kristina Hanson Kristina Hanson ... Lisa
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Storyline

A group of bored teenagers rebel against authority in the community of New Granada after the death of one of their own.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Nobody listened. Nobody cared. Until the night they went "Over the Edge" See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1979 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Edge See more »

Filming Locations:

Aurora, Colorado, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The only Matt Dillon movie of the 1970s. 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

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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Soundtracks

Hello There
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Just the way it was
29 December 2000 | by aash-2See all my reviews

I first saw the movie when it opened in the spring of 1980, on a double bill with "Little Darlings". I ended up seeing it twice. I was the age of the kids in the film at the time, and my bull***t detector didn't go off once during the course of watching this film. The kids were real, the words natural and unaffected, and the whole thing about the boredom that is so prevailing when you're a teenager was right on the money. I remember as I watched the movie thinking that the clothes the kids were wearing looked worn just enough, like they had come out of the actors' own closets. Matt Dillon's first movie - I read that he auditioned for the part as something to do while he skipped school for a day. He reminded me utterly of my then high school boyfriend, right down to the voice, clothes and cocky attitude. The music was exactly what me and all my friends were listening to - Cheap Trick (the earlier, not-played-on-the-radio songs) and the Cars. Ok, so perhaps it was a little unrealistic at parts, and the soundtrack could have done without the Valerie Carter song, but wow, what a great little movie. Rent a copy, go home, slap it in your vcr, and get out your bong and a couple of beers. You won't be dissapointed, not even a little bit.


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