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Edge of Darkness (2010)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  29 January 2010 (USA)
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As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

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Thomas Craven is a detective who has spent years working the streets of Boston. When his own daughter is killed outside his own home, Craven soon realizes that her death is only one piece of an intriguing puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime. Written by alfiehitchie

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Few escape justice. None escape vengeance. See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,172,927 (UK) (29 January 2010)

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$43,290,977 (USA) (2 April 2010)
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Trivia

Joe Don Baker, who starred in the mini-series that this film is based on, and was a friend of Martin Campbell, was reportedly against the idea of this film, feeling that a single film would not be able to capture the essence, story and weight of the original series and do it justice. See more »

Goofs

When Craven intentionally backs into his two pursuers in the SUV he is on Washington street between West Dartmouth and Union park - directly in front of the Boston Cathedral. But on the subsequent news report, the incident is reported as taking place on Arlington Street. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Craven: I'm not gonna arrest anyone.
Darius Jedburgh: I never do.
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Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Charlie Parker
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31 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK so after x amount of years in the "Lead Actor" wilderness Mel is back with some serious conviction.

I have heard mixed reviews and seen a couple on here and of course we would like to say we are not affected but it may make the difference between seeing it at a cinema or waiting for the DVD.

Well i for one am i glad i went to see it on the big screen,a big screen remake of a little known TV series from the 80's might surprise a few people but it shows that good writing and strong characters will always impress the powers that be.

Anyway i'm slightly drifting off subject, this film holds you from start to finish, it is filmed with a consistent tension that never lets up.

A shocking episode and then a world of pain for Mel Gibson lies in store, along the way we are introduced to the kind of shady power hungry people that we know must exist, but we hope as (pretty much) law abiding citizens we never have to lose sleep over.

Danny Houston is excellent and Ray Winstone are so convincing in their roles that you find yourself routing for a man who openly admits to killing for a living...

The music is subtle but really drives the film along leading to in my opinion a shocking climax,having been to the city of Boston a few times i can see how it makes for interesting and unexplored location, the same way it did in The Departed..

OK so lets wrap it up, if you are a Mel Gibson fan, a secret admirer of 1980s thrillers...or planning your next vacation in Massachusettes, go see it!!


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