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The Edge (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  26 September 1997 (USA)
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A billionaire and two other men are stranded, unequipped, by a plane crash in a dangerous wilderness. How many will survive to be rescued?



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A model has her rich, much older husband come with her to a photo shoot. But when their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere, a strong mind game erupts between the clever husband and the jealous young photographer as they try to get back to civilization. Written by Steve Richer <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They Were Fighting Over A Woman When The Plane Went Down. Now, Their Only Chance For Survival Is Each Other.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some adventure gore/violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bookworm  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,733,445 (USA) (26 September 1997)


DEM 476,432 (Germany) (17 April 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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The red float plane they crash in is a de Havilland Corp. DHC-2 Beaver. See more »


After they've found the cabin, Charles offers to make tea. However, it's going to be some pretty lousy tea. We first see him dump a bunch of dirt out of the tea kettle. Next, we see him scoop some river water and offer to make some tea. He forgets to rinse the kettle out before heading inside to make his dirt tea. See more »


[moments before the plane flies into a flock of wild birds]
Charles Morse: So what do you value me for, Bob?
Robert Green: I like your style, your wife's pretty cute too.
Charles Morse: So how are you planning to kill me?
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Referenced in Museo Coconut: Oso con lago y cascada (2010) See more »


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One Word Awesome!!
20 January 2002 | by (Ontario,Canada) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the best films i have seen it defeantly rates in the top 20 on my list, beautiful scenes, very original idea, great acting, and edge of your seat excitement. I have seen this film about 5-6 times and i have not got bored of it. anyone who has not seen this must head down and grab this movie!.

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