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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

Taglines:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debut film of actor Matt Dillon. See more »

Goofs

Around the 25 minute point, after Mark (and his friend) beat up Carl, Mark searches Carl for money. In the single shot of Carl on the ground, his shirt is unbuttoned completely. In the following shot (of Mark and his friend walking away) Carl's shirt is mostly buttoned up with just a couple buttons undone at the top. See more »

Quotes

Mark: Hey, I think you are all right, man. Anytime you want to come say hello, just leave a message with my secretary. All right?
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Connections

References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Surrender
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
Courtesy of Epic Records
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As a suburban kid in 1979 I know this film nailed that experience
30 March 2000 | by keycompany2001See all my reviews

Despite the melodramatic ending this film is very realistic and thoughtful. This is Matt Dillon's first movie and he is very natural and believable. Because the film was shot on location it had a fantastic look and feel. If you want to know what it felt like being a young teenager in 1979 or even now, then rent this film.


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