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Edge of Darkness (2010)

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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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Young Emma (as Maria Gabrielle Popa)
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Storyline

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,172,927 (United Kingdom), 31 January 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,214,384, 31 January 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,313,890

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,812,456
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Trivia

When Whitehouse (Jay O. Sanders) comes to Craven's (Mel Gibson's) house, he asks if Craven remembers a cop who was transferred, and ultimately committed suicide, as a result of arresting someone named "Whitey". That may refer to James "Whitey" Bulger, a real-life Boston crime boss and killer who, as an FBI informant, was off limits to law enforcement, until he became a fugitive in 1994, after being indicted under the RICO Act. 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

Darius Jedburgh: Cigar?
Thomas Craven: I'm not celebrating just now.
Darius Jedburgh: I know you don't smoke. I saw your DARPA file.
Thomas Craven: You gonna tell me what that is?
Darius Jedburgh: Defense Advance Research Projects Agency. Their slogan is:
Darius Jedburgh: [speaks Latin] scientia est potentia
Darius Jedburgh: And I know you know Latin.
Thomas Craven: [speaks Latin] stile sursum
Thomas Craven: You know what that means, yeah?
Darius Jedburgh: Stand the fuck up.
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Connections

Features Inside Washington (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Say My Name
(Oksana Grigorieva (as Grigorieva) / Mel Gibson (as Gibson))
Performed by Oksana Grigorieva
Courtesy of Icon Distribution, Inc.
Published by Pink Dolphin Songs (BMI)
Muse Icon Publishing, Inc. (BMI) Administered by Cherry River
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31 January 2010 | by 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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