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The Edge (1997)

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An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

Director:

Lee Tamahori

Writer:

David Mamet
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anthony Hopkins ... Charles Morse
Alec Baldwin ... Robert Green
Elle Macpherson ... Mickey Morse
Harold Perrineau ... Stephen
Bart the Bear ... The Bear
L.Q. Jones ... Styles
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Ginny
David Lindstedt David Lindstedt ... James
Mark Kiely ... Mechanic
Eli Gabay Eli Gabay ... Jet Pilot
Larry Musser ... Amphibian Pilot
Brian Arnold Brian Arnold ... Reporter
Bob Boyd Bob Boyd ... Reporter
Kelsa Kinsly ... Reporter
Gordon Tootoosis ... Jack Hawk
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Storyline

A model has her rich, much older husband come with her to a photo shoot. But when their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere, a strong mind game erupts between the clever husband and the jealous young photographer as they try to get back to civilization. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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They Were Fighting Over A Woman When The Plane Went Down. Now, Their Only Chance For Survival Is Each Other.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some adventure gore/violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Fox

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bookworm See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,733,445, 28 September 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,779,888, 21 December 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,300,000, 22 February 1998
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Art Linson Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout the course of this movie, Alec Baldwin says the word "Charles", which was the first name of Sir Anthony Hopkins' character, at least eighty-seven times. See more »

Goofs

Evading Bart, Charles is trying to cross log over the river. He drops his bag. The bag hits a branch, then the strap clearly comes apart and the bag falls. In the immediate next shot, the bag is back on the branch. See more »

Quotes

Charles Morse: You saved me.
Robert Green: Get over it, Charles - I just need you to navigate.
Charles Morse: You saved my life.
Robert Green: Well, I couldn't kill you with Stephen around. I'd have to kill him too, and he's the only one that knows how I like my coffee.
Charles Morse: Come on, you saved my life.
Robert Green: Buy me something nice when we get home.
Charles Morse: How'd you like your coffee?
Robert Green: Huh. I like my coffee like I like my women.
Stephen: Bitter and murky!
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Crazy Credits

Just before the end credits start rolling, a caption appears on the screen: "Twentieth Century Fox and the producer wish to thank Bart the Bear and his trainer Doug Seus, for their contribution to this film." See more »

Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) See more »

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Happy Birthday
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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What One Man Can Do, Another Can Do
13 March 1999 | by tony'sSee all my reviews

The Edge is an original movie. There have been movies with stranded people, fighting for survival and movies with jealous lovers trying to kill the rich spouse, but how often has there been such an adventurous story combining them both? It seems Hopkins has befriended Bart the Bear with multiple appearances with the new star. The scenery in Alaska is magnificent. It's almost as if the viewer is there on the plane. I wonder if Charles Morse did start a new life.


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