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On the Edge (2001)

R  |   |  Drama  |  21 September 2001 (Ireland)
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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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Jonathan: I know more about the business of suicide in my baby finger, than you do in all your years of training and Freud reading. I gurran-fuckin'-tee ya that.
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Soundtracks

Is She Weird?
Written by Frank Black (as Charles Thompson)
© Rice and Beans Music
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by Pixies (as The Pixies)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Rushmore meets Girl, Interrupted
11 July 2001 | by (Galway, Ireland) – See all my reviews

After seeing this film's premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh, I cannot wait for it to be released in theatres. The acting is exceptional, especially on the part of Cillian Murphy. John Carney's direction is innovative and hopeful, and his free use of camera movements, angles and extreme close-ups adds so much to the depth of this film. Finally, the soundtrack is essential to the emotional impact of the movie. All in all, a versatile and funny film that is optimistic without nearing sappiness.


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