Sunday, February 19, 2012
Over The Edge (1979)
Over The Edge is kind of like a cross between The Rivers Edge and Rock N' Roll High School which came out the same year. The music of The Ramones can be heard on the soundtrack but this movie doesn't attempt to be funny at all.
Matt Dillon shows up in his first screen appearance ever and he looks like a baby. Lucky for us he doesn't act like one and neither do any of these kids. They drink, smoke weed, drop acid, pack knives & guns and the streets are more then their stomping grounds. They are their battlefield. "Any kid who tells on another kid... is a dead kid". The director would go on to do Truck Turner which is also pretty awesome. We also have a cop that looks a lot like Tom Towels from Henry : Portrait Of A Serial Killer but I am yet to have this confirmed.
Over The Edge also offers up street fights, a dead cop and an awesome bad trip in the classroom. This is must see for anyone who loves juvenile delinquent films!