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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 rifle they find in the house is a Winchester Model 1886 45-70. See more »


In the plane Robert Green (Alec Baldwin) tells his passengers that his new watch is a GMT (dual time zone) watch. However at the end of the movie we see that the actual watch of Robert is an Omega Seamaster 300M Chrono Diver and this type of watch isn't a dual time watch. See more »


[after successfully fighting a bear]
Charles Morse: For all my life, I've have wanted to do something that was, um, that was unequivocal.
Robert Green: Well, Charlie, I certainly think this qualifies.
Charles Morse: Or something.
Robert Green: See, Charles, that's why they call it personal growth. A month ago, old Smokey here would've reared up, you probably would've called your lawyer!
Charles Morse: Nah, I wouldn't do that to an animal.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Matthew Perry/Oasis (1997) See more »


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Are men more than animals?
2 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Edge reminded me of the old Kipling quote, that to be a superior man means to keep your head when everyone around you is loosing theirs!Its is my favorite survival film, & one of the best of Baldwin & Hopkin's careers. In addition to a great cast (check out Michael from LOST!), interesting characters & great action, the film asks many questions of the audience - Why do some succeed where others fail? How do we look at success - when we see it in others, do we feel envy or admiration? I think that the central message of the film is that in order to prevail in any difficult endeavor, people must rise above their "lower", "animal" instincts like fear & selfishness, and embrace "higher" qualities like self-control, intellect, compassion, & sacrifice.

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