MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,924 this week

On the Edge (1986)

PG-13  |   |  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 148 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 4 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...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 82 titles
created 01 Oct 2011
 
a list of 126 titles
created 25 Jun 2012
 
a list of 531 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1016 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 
a list of 18 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "On the Edge" on Amazon.com

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.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cool Breeze (1972)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Thalmus is the leader for a group of criminals who gather in L.A. to rob a bank. Their goal is to found a new bank.

Director: Barry Pollack
Stars: Thalmus Rasulala, Judy Pace, Julian Christopher
Atletu (2009)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero ... See full summary »

Directors: Davey Frankel, Rasselas Lakew
Stars: Rasselas Lakew, Dag Malmberg, Ruta Gedmintas
Bucktown (1975)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Thalmus Rasulala
Documentary | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In 2010, four of the greatest undefeated mountain runners on earth toed the starting line at the Western States 100-mile endurance run, the oldest and most prestigious 100-mile foot race in... See full summary »

Director: J.B. Benna
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

NORTHERN LIGHTS has the feel of an old black and white photograph discovered in an attic. The bitter-sweet story of young lovers caught up in an political struggle waged by farmers against ... See full summary »

Directors: John Hanson, Rob Nilsson
Stars: Robert Behling, Susan Lynch, Joe Spano
Endurance (1999)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The gold medal for the men's 10,000-metre race in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics is won by Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie.

Directors: Leslie Woodhead, Bud Greenspan
Stars: Haile Gebrsellasie, Shawananness Gebrselassie, Yonas Zergaw
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

By the year 1900, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, John Wesley Hardin, and virtually all of the West's legendary outlaws are either dead or in jail pending execution-all of them, that is, ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Bruce Dern, Helen Shaver, Michael C. Gwynne
Running Brave (1983)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of Billy Mills, the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.

Directors: D.S. Everett, Donald Shebib
Stars: Robby Benson, Pat Hingle, Claudia Cron
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Forty runners compete in the most grueling race on earth, the Badwater. The film documents the trials and tribulations of these athletes as they run 135 miles through Death Valley in July ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart
Stars: Adam Bookspan, Angelika Castaneda, Eric Clifton
Documentary | Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

THE RUNNER follows Extreme UltraRunner David Horton as he runs more than 40 miles per day for 66 consecutive days in an attempt to set the speed record on the 2,700 mile Pacific Crest Trail... See full summary »

Director: J.B. Benna
Stars: J.B. Benna, David Horton
My Run (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day Forrest Gump, Terry Hitchcock seized on an ... See full summary »

Director: Tim VandeSteeg
Stars: J. Marie Fieger, Chris Hitchcock, Jason Hitchcock
Tough Enough (1983)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Carlene Watkins, Stan Shaw
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
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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

race | running | independent film | See All (3) »

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:

El último maratón  »

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:
?