If you want to see an awesome movie about the rebellious attitude of the late 70s you might want to check out Over the Edge. To be honest it kind of reminds me of an old school version of the movie Kids. As disturbing as that movie was it gave a great depiction of teenagers living in Manhattan and the sexual and drug troubles they face.
Over the Edge is an interesting take on an extreme version of teenage rebellion. Here’s a quick synopsis:
New Grenada is a planned community set in the desert where there is nothing for the kids to do, save for a rec center – which closes at 6 PM. The parents, in their zeal to attract industry to their town, have all but neglected their children. As a result, the kids begin to create their own entertainment, which involves vandalism, theft, and general hooliganism. During an incident when one of the kids brandishes an unloaded gun at town cop Ed Doberman, he is shot and killed. When the parents gather the next night to discuss the killing and the level of lawlessness among the youth, they soon find out that their kids have had all they can take.
Toss in a young Matt Dillon playing a little punk (in his first role) and you’ve got yourself a pretty interesting movie. The reason it’s rated “crappy” is because it’s not particularly well directed and the dialogue is a little cheesy.
But it’s a must see.
I forgot how fun this movie was to watch. Weird to see a kids on acid though.