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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 <>

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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)


$27,779,888 (USA) (19 December 1997)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Anthony Hopkins was suffering from a slipped disc throughout filming, and incorporated the pain he felt from this into his performance. See more »


During the bear's attack on Stephen: Bob and Morse attempt to scare the bear off with torches lit from the campfire. However, there was a major downpour in the moments before and during the bear's attack. One wonders how the campfire, which can be seen burning well, would not have been extinguished by the rain. See more »


Charles Morse: Today, I'm-a-gonna-kill the mutha fucka.
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Referenced in Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) See more »


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Terrific Action Adventure
9 February 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

"The Edge" is a terrific movie, not just as an action movie but as whole. I went to see this film because I thought it looked interesting, my expectations were shattered, this is a well written, well acted, well directed thriller. Anthony Hopkins as always turns in a great performance but the big suprise is Alec Baldwin who did just as well. This film has some of the best dialogue ever written for a movie of this type, and the action scenes are clever and blazingly paced. This is a terrific movie.

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