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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 <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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DEM 476,432 (Germany) (17 April 1998)

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DEM 476,432 (Germany) (17 April 1998)
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Trivia

Throughout the course of this movie, Alec Baldwin says the word "Charles", which was the first name of Anthony Hopkins character, at least 87 times. See more »

Goofs

When discussing Kodiak bears, Styles says that they are highly aggressive, readily attacking and killing people without provocation. In fact, Kodiak bears are very shy, and when they encounter human beings, they typically withdraw. (Attacks do occur, but they are quite rare and almost never fatal.) See more »

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Stephen: A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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A real sharp edge
22 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A truly superb film. A story of survival. Not of the fittest but of the most dedicated and resourceful. Essentially a two character interplay, Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin are perfectly cast with intense portrayals of their characters. The supporting cast is minimal but makes for a tasty side dish with Harold Perrineau, Elle Macpherson, and veteran actor L.Q. Jones as a venerable weathered sly fox. Written by David Mamet, whose magnificent style is evident throughout, and directed by Lee Tamahori the film delivers a unique array of action, dialogue. and symbolism. Added also is a magnifcent and haunting score by Jerry Goldsmith. Tribute must also be given to Bart the bear, his trainer. and the Animatronic bear which provided some terrific action sequences. A shame this film did not garner any awards. Recommended highly.


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