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Edge of Sanity (1989)

When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in ... See full summary »

Director:

Gérard Kikoïne

Writers:

J.P. Félix (screenplay), Ron Raley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Perkins ... Dr. Henry Jekyll / Jack 'The Ripper' Hyde
Glynis Barber ... Elisabeth Jekyll
Sarah Maur Thorp Sarah Maur Thorp ... Susannah (as Sarah Maur-Thorp)
David Lodge ... Underwood
Ben Cole Ben Cole ... Johnny
Ray Jewers Ray Jewers ... Newcomen
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Flora
Lisa Davis Lisa Davis ... Maria
Noel Coleman Noel Coleman ... Egglestone
Briony McRoberts Briony McRoberts ... Ann Underwood
Mark Elliott Mark Elliott ... Lanyon (as Mark Elliot)
Harry Landis ... Coroner
Jill Pearson Jill Pearson ... Mrs. Egglestone
Basil Hoskins Basil Hoskins ... Mr. Bottingham
Ruth Burnett Ruth Burnett ... Margot
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Storyline

When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in whorehouses and opium dens. The police can't catch him, he has nothing to lose but his mind... Written by Mark J. Popp <mjpopp@cwave.com>

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Taglines:

Beware the beast within! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong perverse sexuality/violence/gore and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Beira da Loucura See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$102,219
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally in the story, Dr. Henry Jekyll's counter-part was named Edward Hyde, not Jack. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema and subsequent Palace video versions were cut by 2 minutes 10 secs by the BBFC to edit a throat slash and scenes of blood spattering. The cuts were waived in 2004 for the MGM release. See more »


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Il Trovatore
Performed by Leontyne Price & Plácido Domingo
Courtesy of RCA Victor Red Seal A division of BMG Classics
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Surprisingly perverse and unpleasant thriller.
30 March 2002 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

I am not really surprised that "Edge of Sanity" has only a few reviews.This film is pretty tough to find,which is no bad thing.Anthony Perkins plays here Dr Jekyll/Jack Hyde,who as a Hyde murders and mutilates hookers in Jack the Ripper style.The acting from the supporting cast is diabolical,only Perkins proving effective,mainly due to his cadaverous features and tormented demeanor.The idea of a split personality with a particular sexual dysfunction also works with this material.Unfortunately the killings are mostly off-screen,but still "Edge of Sanity" has a pretty disturbing and sleazy quality to it.Some scenes are downright weird and rather unpleasant,so be prepared.Check it out,if you're curious.6 out of 10.


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