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Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge (1990)

Abandoned by his father, he was a reform school kid with nothing going for him and a giant chip on his shoulder. He joined the Marines, but never stayed far from trouble. Then he discovered... See full summary »
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Abandoned by his father, he was a reform school kid with nothing going for him and a giant chip on his shoulder. He joined the Marines, but never stayed far from trouble. Then he discovered acting - and the woman who would be with him for most of his meteoric career. He was Steve McQueen, one of Hollywood's highest paid stars - and one of its most difficult, most rebellious and, when he wished, most charming. His story is told with film clips from his greatest performances, including The Magnificent Seven, Love With The Proper Stranger, The Cincinnati Kid, The Reivers, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Bullitt. Also shown are home movies - and the recollections of those who knew him best, including Steve's first wife, Neile McQueen Toffel and their children, Terri and Chad, fellow actors Chuck Norris, Karl Malden, Don Gordon, as well as directors, producers, agents and the racing buddies who saw it all happen. Narrated by James Coburn. Written by Gene Feldman

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25 January 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge (1990)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Norman Jewison, Karl Malden, Chuck Norris, Hilly Elkins, Robert Wise, Shelley Winters and McQueen's first wife Neile Adams are all interviewed in this documentary on the actor who many considered to be one of the coolest to ever grace the screen.

This documentary features some pretty good interviews, which are going to be the main reason to watch it. Since this film was released there have been several other McQueen documentaries that go into much more detail but what this one offers up are some terrific interviews with some people who are no longer with us. The documentary does a very good job at explaining where McQueen came from and how he ended up in the movies. We get to hear great stories about the making of films like THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE THOMAS CROWNE AFFAIR and BULLITT. Fans of McQueen will enjoy hearing the stories about them and this film is certainly entertaining.


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