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Edge of Sanity (1989)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  14 April 1989 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

A Beira da Loucura  »

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$102,219 (USA)
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Trivia

Originally in the story, Dr. Henry Jekyll's counter-part was named Edward Hyde, not Jack. See more »

Connections

Version of Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Il Trovatore
Performed by Leontyne Price & Plácido Domingo
Courtesy of RCA Victor Red Seal A division of BMG Classics
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Interesting take on "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" story
13 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

To be honest, I have never seen or read the original story. Maybe this is a good thing, I don't know. As far as I can understand it gets the basic idea and only harshly does it re-make previous versions. Performances and film pace is overall OK. No stupid subplots and all, even some smiles raise from time to time. Due to some erotic scenes involving prostitutes, it can easily be characterized sexploitation, and as far as erotic stimulation is concerned, it scores quite high. Moreover having Anthony Perkins starring in it, it could easily be loved by horror completists or cultists. All in all, I had a nice time.


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