Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Kid that Tells on Another Kid is a Dead Kid

It is the 30th Anniversary of the "greatest teen rebellion movie of all time", Over the Edge. The movie only lasted two weeks in the theater before it was pulled in fear it would incite riots. It stars a 14 year old Matt Dillon who, with his teen friends, attacks the confines of the planned suburban community, including police, teachers, their school, and of course, snitches. The film was loosely based on accounts from a town outside of San Francisco, where the youth rebelled against the bourgeois mediocrity and boredom they were facing.

Check out this Vice article interviewing many involved in the making of the film.