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On the Edge (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 2 May 1986 (USA)
In one final attempt to achieve victory, an aging professional runner is training vigorously for a very tough marathon race.

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Rob Nilsson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bruce Dern ... Wes Holman
Pam Grier ... Cora
Bill Bailey Bill Bailey ... Flash Holman
Jim Haynie ... Owen Riley
John Marley ... Elmo
Marty Liquori Marty Liquori ... TV Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luigi Alfano Luigi Alfano ... Pool Player
Tom Nettles Tom Nettles ... TV Reporter
Jean Shelton Jean Shelton ... Ellie
Marcie Stack Marcie Stack ... Marcie
Walt Stack Walt Stack ... Walt
John Tidwell John Tidwell ... Johnny
Frank Triest Frank Triest ... Tomaso
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In one final attempt to achieve victory, an aging professional runner is training vigorously for a very tough marathon race.

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Plot Keywords:

running | independent film | race | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Feel the pain, live the dream, share the glory

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Drama | Sport

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El último maratón See more »

Filming Locations:

Marin County, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,141, 4 May 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$440,438
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Final film of John Marley. See more »

Alternate Versions

10 minutes of footage with Pam Grier nudity and sex restored to unrated video version after being cut from R rated theatrical version when sneak preview audiences objected. See more »

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Referenced in The Accused (1988) See more »

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Cast containing real cross country runners
5 November 2017 | by Kansas-5See all my reviews

Roy Kissin, who co-wrote the screenplay, competed in the Dipsea, if memory serves. He was an outstanding runner from Stanford, I believe. Other repeat race winners featured in the film were Darryl Beardall, who was a major character in the film, Sal Vasquez, who won the race seven times, and Russ Kiernan. Jenny Biddulph was also in it, in her early teens at the time. She is know better for being the co-creator, with her late husband, Brian Maxwell, of energy bars, namely Power Bars. The race is handicapped by age and sex, and she did very well, given a head start because of her young age and gender. Bill Bailey was a real radical activist from the '30s, as was Walter Stack, who was a longshoreman during the 1934 General Strike in San Francisco, and in his seventies, the president/impresario of the renowned Dolphin South End Running Club. The race has been held annually for over a century.


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