Episode 328: Over the Edge (1979)

Special Guests: Charlie Haas, Tim Hunter, Vincent Spano, Andy Romano, Harry Northup
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Leon Chase

Jonathan Kaplan's Over the Edge (1979) tells the story of a group of disaffected youths growing up in the sterile confines of a remote suburb. Their folks dig on that almighty dollar, seeking to continue to build up the cookie cutter homes of New Granada, even if it means knocking down the local rec center, the only place the kids have to congregate in any sort of civilized manner.

This episode features interviews with co-writers and along actors Vincent Spano, Andy Romano, and Harry Northup.

Leon Chase and Heather Drain join Mike to reminisce about the film and their younger days.

Note: H/T to Andrew Collins: The graphics on the bedroom TV in Over the Edge was the Atari Video Music console

Listen/Download Now:

Links:
Buy Over the Edge on DVD
Buy The Enthusiast: A Novel by Charlie Haas
Visit Harry Northup's Times Times 3 blog
Read about the Over the Edge operetta
Read more about the Lincoln Center screening
Read The Oral History of Over the Edge by Mike Sachs
Read These Kids Are American Punks
Read about The Film Criticism of Tim Hunter
Listen to our episode on Pump Up the Volume
Listen to the Talk Without Rhythm episode on Over The Edge + Pump Up the Volume
Visit the official Leon Chase website
Visit the official Heather Drain website

Music:
"Hello There" - Cheap Trick
"Just What I Needed" - The Cars
"Darkness on the Edge of Town" - Bruce Springsteen
"All That You Dream" - Little Feat
"Downed" - Cheap Trick
"Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace" - Cheap Trick
"Baba O'Riley" - The Who
"Surrender" - Cheap Trick
"American Society" - Eddie & The Subtitles
"School" - Nirvana
"The Kids are Insane" - Urge Overkill
"Kids in America" - The Muffs

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6/25/2017

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