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Edge of Sanity (1989)

When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Glynis Barber ...
Elisabeth Jekyll
Sarah Maur Thorp ...
Susannah (as Sarah Maur-Thorp)
David Lodge ...
Underwood
Ben Cole ...
Johnny
Ray Jewers ...
Jill Melford ...
Flora
Lisa Davis ...
Maria
Noel Coleman ...
Egglestone
Briony McRoberts ...
Ann Underwood
Mark Elliott ...
Lanyon (as Mark Elliot)
Harry Landis ...
Coroner
Jill Pearson ...
Mrs. Egglestone
Basil Hoskins ...
Mr. Bottingham
Ruth Burnett ...
Margot
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When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in whorehouses and opium dens. The police can't catch him, he has nothing to lose but his mind... Written by Mark J. Popp <mjpopp@cwave.com>

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Beware the beast within! See more »

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Rated R for strong perverse sexuality/violence/gore and drug use | See all certifications »

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14 April 1989 (USA)  »

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A Beira da Loucura  »

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$102,219 (USA)
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The last film of David Lodge. See more »

Connections

Version of Jekyll & Hyde (1995) See more »

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Il Trovatore
Performed by Leontyne Price & Plácido Domingo
Courtesy of RCA Victor Red Seal A division of BMG Classics
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Anthony Perkins at his lunatic best!
18 February 1999 | by (Collingwood, Ontario Canada) – See all my reviews

Anthony Perkins gives a bizarre and unhinged performance in this gothic style adaption of the Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde story complete with elements from Jack the Ripper. This time it's a cocaine-like substance which causes the good doctor to metamorph into the uncontrollable Jack Hyde. When Perkins is transformed into the savage beast he decides to make slashing the throats of prostitutes a hobby. Intriguing take on the over-played Jekyll and Hyde story with some twists and turns thrown in to keep the viewer interested. Also an excellent performance from Glynis Barber as Mrs.Jekyll. Atmospheric settings, weird situations, and over the top performances make this one an eye opener for anyone looking for something a little different. And when it comes to the role of Perkins, Edge of Sanity is a more than appropriate title.


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