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A high school movie where kids lock up children.

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I am looking for a movie that I had seen around 20 years ago--it was a movies from the 70's--the part of the plot I remember was that there is a PTA meeting at a high school and the students chain the doors shut while their parents are trapped inside. then the kids start setting fires in the parking lot not sure of who was in it, but i do remember the last scene is a kid on a bus heading for jail any help I would appreciate--I have been think about this movie for several years.

 Tags: children, kids, Lock, Movie, school

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  1. Tom Reeds

    The name of the movie that you are talking about is “Over the Edge”, it was directed by Jonathan Kaplan and was released in the year 1979. There was a lot of criticism about the movie and due to that criticism this movie had a limited theatrical viewership in the late 1979. The main cast of the movie included Matt Dillon. New Grenada is a planned community set in the desert where there is nothing for the kids to do, other than a recreational centre, which closes at 6pm. The parents, in their efforts 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 drugs, theft, vandalism, 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. Following this incident, the kids lock up the school, with their parents, teachers and cops who are holding an emergency PTA meeting inside, and run amok in the town, trashing the school, burning cars, setting off explosions etc.

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