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On the Edge (2001)

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On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Carney ...
Priest
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Mikey
Camille O'Sullivan ...
Mikey's Wife
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Bouncer
Vinny Murphy ...
Bouncer
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Maria
Gavin Coleman ...
Maria's Boyfriend
Patrick Murray ...
Joyrider
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Dr. Figure
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Patient in Recreation Room
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Patient in Recreation Room
Anna Manahan ...
Cat Woman
Des Smith ...
Patient with Cup
Judy Cameron ...
Woman Playing Piano
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After the death of his alcoholic father, Jonathan Breech steals his father's ashes from his brother's house. He drives a stolen car off a cliff in order to commit suicide but he survives. After this, he accepts an alternative sentence of three months in therapy in a psychiatric hospital. There, he joins a suicide group under the supervision of Dr. Figure. He befriends a disturbed Rachel Row (who saw her mother dying in an accident) and Toby (who accidentally killed his brother in a car crash). During the treatment, the sarcastic Jonathan changes his behavior and sees the importance of being alive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A joyride through sex, love, and other activities

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Rated R for language, some disturbing images and sexual content, and for some drug material | See all certifications »
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21 September 2001 (Ireland)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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[after Toby has killed himself]
Jonathan: You can never really know what was going through a person's mind at that exact moment. If they survive, they'll never tell you. If they succeed, all you can do is spend the rest of your life feeling guilty. You're only concern can be for the people they leave behind. They're the ones to look out for.
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1979
Written by Billy Corgan
Published by Universal - MCA Music Ltd
Performed by Smashing Pumpkins (as The Smashing Pumpkins)
(P) 1995 Virgin Records America Inc.
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Limited
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The blue-eyed boy
26 April 2004 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

If Cillian Murphy had only one movie role to identify himself by, On the Edge should be it. You could almost feel the energy coming off his slender body in waves as he strode through the scenes, wise cracking one minute, driving a BMX off a cliff the next. In this story of Jonathon Breech, a young Irishman's battle with death, depression, and love, my only beef came with Jonathon Jackson's accent. It wasn't terrible, but it was enough to make me cringe a few times when I'd rather have concentrated on Cillian's ice blue eyes, Cillian's deep Irish brogue, Cillian's large, working man's hands... Well-known for playing mentally off-kilter roles, Cillian Murphy is one of those blue-eyed actors (Paul Newman, Robert Redford) who can emote with stillness. There were times when the soundtrack in this film seemed to dominate, catchy teeny-bopper gingles gangling in the background, and then the camera light would catch a certain nuance in his face. It was like seeing a window opened. If you're a romantic, this one is worth renting.


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