Over the Edge
Director: Jonathan Kaplan Run Time: 95 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG Release Year: 1979
Starring: Matt Dillon, Michael Kramer, Pamela Ludwig, Harry Northrup
Print courtesy of the Tim Hunter Collection at the Academy Film Archive
With only a recreation center to distract them, most of the teenagers in the drab planned community of New Granada have turned to drugs and delinquency. Carl (Michael Kramer), the son of a town councilman, is an exception, but he can’t seem to help falling in with a charismatic and troubled classmate, Richie (Matt Dillon). Soon after, a trigger-happy sheriff (Harry Northrup) shoots Richie, and sole witness Carl has to go on the run, eventually inciting a dramatic teenage riot.