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Over the Edge

K. and I watched Over the Edge last night. Made in 1979 by director Jonathan Kaplan (Brokedown Palace), it's an edgy story of teenage rebellion in the American suburbs, banned from theaters for it's frank portrayal of sex, drugs, and violence. Tim Hunter, who would go on to direct River's Edge and Tex, wrote the screenplay based on a true story of youthful revolt in a suburb of San Francisco.

The story follows a group of teens in a pre-planned community that feel alienated and abandoned by adult society, which in turn seems terrified of them. Their conflict escalates over the course of the film into a spectacular clash. A fifteen year old Matt Dillon makes his debut in the film, along with a cast of unknown teenage actors.

"That movie pretty much defined my whole personality," said Kurt Cobain of the film, which he claimed as his favorite. "It was really cool. Total anarchy."

The soundtrack is pretty good, heavy with Cheap Trick, but also Hendrix, the Cars, Van Halen, and the Ramones.

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