Over the Edge

Over the Edge

Matt Dillon
Director: Jonathan Kaplan Cast: Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
, Michael Kramer
Michael Kramer
, Pamela Ludwig
Pamela Ludwig
Jonathan Kaplan

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The protagonists of Over the Edge are the teen-aged offspring of the residents of a planned suburban community. This bland little town has been designed with conformity in mind, and with no thought of making the kids' lives worth living. Even worse, there is very little opportunity for any of the teens to grow "out" of the community and live elsewhere. Consequently, the kids rebel by drinking themselves sick, dealing in drugs, and indulging in deadly violence. Inasmuch as the local cops are predisposed to beat the teens into submission, the kids retaliate by directing their frustrations at the Law; the results are tragic, to be sure, but in no way predictable. Over the Edge struck as sensitive a nerve with young 1970s moviegoers as Rebel Without a Cause did with their 1950s forebears. Matt Dillon made his screen debut in Over the Edge, distinguishing himself in an ensemble cast that also includes Vincent Spano, Andy Romano, Ellen Geer, and Harry Northrup. The screenplay was written by Charles Haas and Tim Hunter; the soundtrack songs feature the Ramones.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2005
UPC: 0085393892920
Original Release: 1979
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 9,320

Special Features

Commentary by director Jonathan Kaplan. ; Screenwriters Charlie Haas and Tim Hunter and producer George Litto; Theatrical trailer ; Subtitles: english, francais & español (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matt Dillon Richie White
Michael Kramer Carl Willat
Pamela Ludwig Cory
Vincent Spano Mark
Tom Fergus Claude
Harry Northrup Ed Doberman
Andy Romano Fred Willat
Ellen Geer Sandra Willat
Richard Jamison Jerry Cole
Julia Pomeroy Julia
Tiger Thompson Johnny
Jeff Fleury Young Thug
Kim Kliner Abby
Eric Lalich Tip
Lane Smith Roy Sloane

Technical Credits
Jonathan Kaplan Director
Robert Barrere Editor
Andrew Davis Cinematographer
Charles Haas Screenwriter
Tim Hunter Screenwriter
Richard Johnson Special Effects
William B. Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Sol Kaplan Score Composer
George Litto Producer
Anthony C. Montenaro Set Decoration/Design
Walter Mycroft Producer
Jim Newport Production Designer
Vic Ramos Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Over the Edge
1. New Granada. [3:36]
2. Doberman's Incorrigibles. [3:13]
3. Richie's Law. [3:32]
4. Concerned Parents. [3:22]
5. Druggie Testing. [1:47]
6. Herd of Baboons. [2:14]
7. Hanging Out. [3:09]
8. Party Crashing. [3:23]
9. Peer Pressure. [4:33]
10. Rec Center Roust. [5:09]
11. Fun with a Gun. [5:39]
12. Texan Car Trouble. [3:25]
13. Tipping Over Tip. [4:17]
14. Closing Notice. [3:53]
15. Runaways. [3:32]
16. Richie's Last Stand. [4:08]
17. Night with Cory. [5:49]
18. Aiming at Mark. [3:09]
19. Carl Phones In. [1:58]
20. Assemblies. [3:30]
21. Lockdown. [4:53]
22. Out of Control. [6:56]
23. Restoring Order. [2:42]
24. Fireball. [3:19]
25. End Credits. [3:25]

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