Over the Edge

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Over the Edge ★★★½ 1979 (PG)

The music of Cheap Trick, The Cars, and The Ramones highlights this realistic tale of alienated suburban youth on the rampage. Dillon makes his screen debut in this updated, well-done “Rebel Without a Cause.” Shelved for several years, the movie was finally released after Dillon made it big. Sleeper with excellent direction and dialogue. 91m/C VHS, DVD . Michael Kramer, Matt Dillon, Pamela Ludwig, Vincent Spano, Tom Fergus, Harry Northrup, Andy Romano, Ellen Geer, Richard Jamison, Julia Pomeroy, Tiger Thompson; D: Jonathan Kaplan; W: Charles F. Haas, Tim Hunter; C: Andrew Davis; M: Sol Kaplan.