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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 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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


Jonathan Kaplan
Walter Mycroft
George Litto
Tim Hunter
Charles Haas
Andrew Davis
Sol Kaplan
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Barrere
William B. Kaplan
Sound/Sound Designer
Vic Ramos
Nate Long
Second Unit Director