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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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26 September 1997 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

This film inspired a highly successful TV reality show of the same name in Brazil, where participants were selected from normal people, including executives, graduates and clerks, left in a wild and deserted area of Brazilian landscape and had to survive using techniques similar to the ones mentioned by Anthony Hopkins's character. See more »

Goofs

Charles says that, in the constellation Cassiopeia, one of the lines that form the distinctive "W" shape points toward Polaris, the North Star. It doesn't. (He may have been misremembering the Big Dipper, which does have two stars that point toward Polaris.) See more »

Quotes

Charles Morse: Never feel sorry for a man who owns a bank.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Matthew Perry/Oasis (1997) See more »

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Happy Birthday
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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one of the best of 1997
2 March 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Edge is a powerful motion picture that satisfies in every way. First of all, it delivers as an action/adventure film (which is what it is) by giving the audience some heart stopping sequences, and it never slows down. The Edge also delivers as a dramatic film, with an ending that is painfully sad, yet satisfying. This is one fine movie, and the performances by Hopkins (one of my favorite actors today) and Baldwin are superb. They portray their characters with an honesty, and with a realistic nature that only great actors can accomplish. As the plot twists and the pace picks up, you start to become so involved that you forget time is passing by. I strongly suggest this one to action lovers and to anyone who enjoys a good story.


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