An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

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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 <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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


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

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

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DEM 476,432 (Germany) (17 April 1998)
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The rifle they find in the house is a Winchester Model 1886 45-70. See more »

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When using the homemade 'compass' for the first time, it was a brilliantly sunny day and it should have been obvious to all of them, especially Charles, which direction was south. See more »

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Charles Morse: Never feel sorry for a man who owns a bank.
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A Morality Play in an Immoral Age
24 October 2001 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

A very strong performance by Anthony Hopkins, Bart the Bear, and Alec Baldwin, in that order, in a film that deals with the important subjects of virtue, wisdom, and morality. I can understand why some of the modern audience might find that to be a turn-off.

The sets and locations alone are worth a rental, especially of the DVD, the haunting Goldsmith score lingers in the memory and enhances the viewer's pleasure in the film. What a joy it is to see a film that is tautly and expertly written, that tells the salient details of the plot but leaves you guessing--through repeated viewings--of the whys, wheres and whens of the development.

If you favor serious drama--if you relish philosophy--if you don't need a film spoon fed to you or so puerile that they try to stun you with explosions--you will enjoy The Edge.

My choice of a collegiate vocabulary in this review is deliberate.


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