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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: [to Jonathan] Isn't it a relief to be alive?
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Written by Stephen Wall and Joseph Wall
Published by Stunning Songs/Copyright Control
Performed by The Walls
Courtesy of Earshot Records
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A truly captivating movie that endears you to its characters
18 March 2003 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

On the Edge is a very unique film that you will not soon forget. From the very beginning I was captivated by the story and its characters. The characters are true to life as are the issues they are facing so it was very easy for me to identify with them. I was impressed by the performances of all three of the main actors, Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey and Jonathan Jackson. If I have any complaints about the film at all it would have to be that Jonathan Jackson should have been given top billing since it is his character, Toby, who is the true heart of the film.

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