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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 ...
Camille O'Sullivan ...
Mikey's Wife
Vinny Murphy ...
Gavin Coleman ...
Maria's Boyfriend
Patrick Murray ...
Dr. Figure
Patient in Recreation Room
Patient in Recreation Room
Anna Manahan ...
Cat Woman
Des Smith ...
Patient with Cup
Judy Cameron ...
Woman Playing Piano


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 »




Release Date:

21 September 2001 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Catch the Sun  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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Dr. Figure: What would you do if you were allowed home for the afternoon?
Jonathan: [inhales] Get a decent cup of coffee then I'd chop me head off with a chainsaw.
Dr. Figure: Okay. Uh - uh, just one thing. I wanted to propose something. It's like a pledge between doctor and patient. We nominate a day, like three weeks from now - like New Year's Day - and you mustn't harm yourself until that day. You have to stick to it. What do you think about that?
Jonathan: Yeah, I think it's a fuckin' ridiculous idea.
Dr. Figure: It's been known to work.
Jonathan: It won't...
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Catch the Sun
Written by Jimi Goodwin, Jez Williams and Andy Williams
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Doves
(P) 2000 Licensed Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
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Sad and Happy?
9 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I finished watching this movie for the second time today. I find it was dark. I have never seen a movie that explores the feelings that a person might have after surviving a suicide. It makes me sad to see that "Johnathan" and "Rachel" went through but at the same time it gives me a feeling that the movie was not quite finished. What will happen to these two characters as they live on after their friend past away? Johnathan Jackson performed really well with an Irish accent. Maybe the ending leaves you open to feel like "yeah whatever." The movie did give some advice, and one of it is like " a person who survives a suicide might never tell you how they feel." But I think they will tell that feeling to someone they really trust.

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