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Over the Edge

Released 1979
Distributor Orion

Although it didn’t make much of a‚ boxoffice dent when new, TFH guru Jonathan Kaplan’s bleak portrait of rootless suburban kids in an ’80s “model community” still packs a punch.‚ Benefits from‚ naturalistic and starkly credible performances from a charismatic teenage cast, several of whom went on to stardom. Co-written by TFH guru Tim Hunter.

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About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.