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The Edge (1997)

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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 <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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Bookworm  »

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DEM 476,432 (Germany) (17 April 1998)

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DEM 476,432 (Germany) (17 April 1998)
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"Bookworm" was considered as a title for this film, other titles considered and ultimately rejected were; "Wild"; "Wilder"; "The Wild"; "Into the Wild"; "Wilderness Now"; "Deadhunt"; "Deadfall"; "Edge"; "On the Edge"; "Bloody Betrayal" and "The Bear Roared". See more »

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When Morse and Styles are talking in the cabin, Morse is seen walking away with Styles. In the next shot, Morse isn't seen; instead his wife, Mickey, is walking away with Styles. See more »

Quotes

[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 30 Rock: 100: Part 1 (2011) See more »

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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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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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