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Old 04-04-2018, 02:19 PM
 
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OVER THE EDGE is a much darker film than MY BODYGUARD.
They're very different films. One ends happily for its cast, the other does not.
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:41 PM
 
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They're very different films. One ends happily for its cast, the other does not.
Yup. Don't get me wrong. I like both. But OVER THE EDGE is a really dark movie. It freaked me out when I was a kid. MY BODYGUARD is a classic feel-good movie.

Whatever happened to Chris Makepeace? He did MY BODYGUARD and MEATBALLS, then disappeared.
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:06 PM
 
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Yup. Don't get me wrong. I like both. But OVER THE EDGE is a really dark movie. It freaked me out when I was a kid. MY BODYGUARD is a classic feel-good movie.

Whatever happened to Chris Makepeace? He did MY BODYGUARD and MEATBALLS, then disappeared.
It freaked you out? Squeamish, dude?

Chris Makepeace was Keith in Vamp (1986). Two years later he appeared in a forgettable '60s teen comedy called Aloha Summer, and he was in a few other things in the '90s, but hasn't acted in well over 15 years. Not on screen, anyway.
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:58 PM
 
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Great movie.
Besides the youth,Ruth Gordon was so good as Gramma.
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:45 AM
 
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Maube ill watch it again in a little bit
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:16 AM
 
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It freaked you out? Squeamish, dude?
Absolutely! Because I think I was maybe 9 or 10 the first time I saw it. I thought all teenagers did was hang out at Al's, laugh at Potsie, and keep Ralph Malph out of trouble. OVER THE EDGE was not that kind of story!
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:36 AM
 
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Absolutely! Because I think I was maybe 9 or 10 the first time I saw it. I thought all teenagers did was hang out at Al's, laugh at Potsie, and keep Ralph Malph out of trouble. OVER THE EDGE was not that kind of story!
I think I was 9, too. But I was into it. I love(d) The Warriors, too.
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:00 PM
 
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I think I was 9, too. But I was into it. I love(d) The Warriors, too.
The difference: THE WARRIORS is obviously a fantasy. The kids in OVER THE EDGE looked just like me and my friends.
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:06 AM
 
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The difference: THE WARRIORS is obviously a fantasy. The kids in OVER THE EDGE looked just like me and my friends.
No less a fantasy, just with roles played by older actors. I doubt being chased by a bus loaded with maniacs or a bunch of creeps with their faces painted like the members of KISS and wielding baseball bats would be any less scary than junior high school-age delinquents setting cars on fire.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:22 AM
 
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No less a fantasy, just with roles played by older actors. I doubt being chased by a bus loaded with maniacs or a bunch of creeps with their faces painted like the members of KISS and wielding baseball bats would be any less scary than junior high school-age delinquents setting cars on fire.
It's been a long time since I last saw either movie, but I don't remember a single scene in THE WARRIORS that was even a little realistic. All total fantasy. OVER THE EDGE on the other hand was not only realistic, but very familiar to me.

On the third hand ...

Moot point. Another film from that era with similar themes that is far superior to either in every way: THE WANDERERS. Much like MY BODYGUARD, also one of the all-time great coming-of-age movies, not only for the characters in the movie, but for that era of America. Great, great movie.

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