The Best Movie You’ve Never Seen – Over The Edge

In the early 70’s, driven by the lure of open space, the suburbs of California spread ever outwards.  New “phases” were built in a staggered cadence that often abutted completed and occupied new houses against the skeletons of homes still in progress.  These homes became the playgrounds — my playground — of bored and nihilistic kids who saw no charms in the nascent communities their parents had chosen to move to.

Take that narrative, throw in a soundtrack filled with songs by Cheap Trick, Van Halen, The Cars, and The Ramones, and you have a pretty damn good film called Over the Edge.  It also happens to be the first film that future star Matt Dillion, and future star-then-failure Vincent Spano appeared in.

Check out the trailer with it’s disturbingly Stepford Wives-type voice over.

In a sense, Over the Edge is to the West Coast what The Warriors is to the East Coast.  If you ever wanted to know what it was like to grow up in the 70’s in Cali, this is the movie to watch.

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