Over the Edge

Over the Edge is an American coming-of-age crime drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan and released in May 1979. The film, based on actual events, had a limited theatrical release but has since achieved cult film status. It was Matt Dillon's film debut.


The needs of teenagers in an isolated planned community called New Granada, east of Denver, Colorado, were not considered by those who designed the community, and their approved activities are to attend school and hang out at the recreation center, which closes at six o‘clock.

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    contentLocation Colorado
    director Jonathan Kaplan
    editor Robert Barrere
    genre crime drama
    keywords denver isolated kill planned community police officer understand
    musicBy Sol Kaplan
    producer George Litto
    productionCompany Orion Pictures
    publisher Warner Bros. Pictures
    recordedAt Colorado
    theme independent