MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,003 this week

On the Edge (1986)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  2 May 1986 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 137 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 3 critic

In one final attempt to achieve victory, an aging professional runner is training vigorously for a very tough marathon race.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5411 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1001 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 1016 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 6 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 10 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: On the Edge (1986)

On the Edge (1986) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of On the Edge.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Wes Holman
...
Cora
Bill Bailey ...
Flash Holman
...
Owen Riley
...
Elmo
Marty Liquori ...
TV Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luigi Alfano ...
Pool Player
Michele Mantynen ...
Extra
Tom Nettles ...
TV Reporter
Jean Shelton ...
Ellie
Marcie Stack ...
Marcie
Walt Stack ...
Walt
John Tidwell ...
Johnny
Frank Triest ...
Tomaso
Edit

Storyline

In one final attempt to achieve victory, an aging professional runner is training vigorously for a very tough marathon race.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

race | running | independent film

Taglines:

Feel the pain, live the dream, share the glory

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

On the Edge  »

Box Office

Gross:

$440,438 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of John Marley. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A fine running movie with a real runner in it -- Bruce Dern.
27 January 2001 | by (SF Bay, California) – See all my reviews

If you love to run, really run, then you appreciate the joy of running. Nothing gets you closer to that true spirit than trail running, especially over beautiful terrain like that shown here. As I understand it, Bruce Dern is truly a devoted runner himself -- and he was chosen because no actor -- no matter how good otherwise -- who didn't really like to run, would be right. This film celebrates the Dipsea Race in Marin County, or the Double Dipsea -- a real event for some 40-50 years. It's not called that directly in the film, but otherwise the other things, the location, the handicapping by age, etc., is based on the Dipsea.. So, yes, it's a bit sappy, story-wise, but the sheer fun and adventure of the sport come through -- as opposed to the mad, adrenaline-driven competitiveness of track running (which has its place, too, God love it). The gloriousness of the scenery after running uphill for three or four miles: It's all here, guys! If you know the area, if you've been to the top of Mt. Tamalpais (you can drive there, for you tourists) -- once you top the ridge, then you can see the Pacific and run on down to it. So this film deserves its niche among the running community as a special film -- better than the many attempts to celebrate the great 3-mile champ from Wash/Oregon who died in a car crash -- Prefontaine, I think, was his name. There have been two films on him, both interesting, but just not enough real running in 'em. Maybe you've got an injury, can't run for a month or two -- you're going nuts because of it -- well, this film may provide some solace, help you feel like you're back out there on the trails. Or remind you what it's all about.


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pick of the running flicks delcater
Discuss On the Edge (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?