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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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Credited cast:
... Wes Holman
... Cora
Bill Bailey ... Flash Holman
... Owen Riley
... Elmo
Marty Liquori ... TV Announcer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luigi Alfano ... Pool Player
Tom Nettles ... TV Reporter
Jean Shelton ... Ellie
Marcie Stack ... Marcie
Walt Stack ... Walt
John Tidwell ... Johnny
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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running | independent film | race | See All (3) »

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Feel the pain, live the dream, share the glory

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El último maratón  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$64,141, 4 May 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$440,438
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Final film of John Marley. See more »

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Cast containing real cross country runners
5 November 2017 | by See 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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