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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 »

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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

The film's working title was "On the Edge." According to director Jonathan Kaplan, this was an attempt to cash in on the success of Bruce Springsteen's hit 1978 album "Darkness on the Edge of Town." It was only after the studio saw the finished film that the name was changed to "Over the Edge" to better reflect its climax. 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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Soundtracks

Ooh Child
Written by Stan Vincent
Performed by Valerie Carter
Courtesy of Columbia Records and ARC Records
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15 October 2006 | by haildevilmanSee 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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