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

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$27,779,888 (USA) (19 December 1997)
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The red float plane they crash in is a de Havilland Corp. DHC-2 Beaver. See more »

Goofs

After the flares have been lost, Bob says that he has only 6 matches left. In a later scene he is shown to have wasted a match to light a cigarette. He should have waited until they built a fire for heat or to attract searchers. See more »

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Robert Green: [Eating] Wish we had some salt.
Charles Morse: You know, you can, uh... you can season meat with gunpowder. Did you know that?
Robert Green: Wish we had some gunpowder.
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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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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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