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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>

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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Did You Know?


Mickey's watch is an Omega from the Constellation collection. See more »


After Charles bandages Stephen's cut leg, he points up at the starry night sky. One minute later, Charles joins Bob along the lake edge, but at this point it is only dusk - there is clearly still light in the sky. See more »


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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Matthew Perry/Oasis (1997) 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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