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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 <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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Bookworm  »

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$7,733,445 (USA) (26 September 1997)

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

Goofs

When Morse and green stop by the river, Green states that he is tired. Morse suggests baiting some fish with gold. As you see him construct his lure he is relatively clean shaved. In the next shot as he is lowering his lure he has at least a five day growth. See more »

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Charles Morse: You know, I once read an interesting book which said that, uh, most people lost in the wilds, they, they die of shame.
Stephen: What?
Charles Morse: Yeah, see, they die of shame. "What did I do wrong? How could I have gotten myself into this?" And so they sit there and they... die. Because they didn't do the one thing that would save their lives.
Robert Green: And what is that, Charles?
Charles Morse: Thinking.
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Happy Birthday
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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