An intellectual billionaire and two other 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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Trivia

After reaching Jack Hawk's (Gordon Tootoosis') empty cabin, and after convincing Morse (Sir Anthony Hopkins) to fly further to Big Bass Lake in search of Hawk, Green (Alec Baldwin) exclaims elatedly, "There's the spirit that beat the Japanese!" Alec Baldwin played Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle, who planned and led the counter-strike against the Japanese in Pearl Harbor (2001). See more »

Goofs

When Charles and Robert are trying to lure the bear, wind is steadily blowing the blood-soaked rag, but nothing around them, even small saplings, is moving in the "wind." See more »

Quotes

Charles Morse: Why is the rabbit unafraid?
Styles: 'Cause he's smarter than the panther.
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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

References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Happy Birthday
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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one of the best of 1997
2 March 1999 | by Willie-12See all my reviews

The Edge is a powerful motion picture that satisfies in every way. First of all, it delivers as an action/adventure film (which is what it is) by giving the audience some heart stopping sequences, and it never slows down. The Edge also delivers as a dramatic film, with an ending that is painfully sad, yet satisfying. This is one fine movie, and the performances by Hopkins (one of my favorite actors today) and Baldwin are superb. They portray their characters with an honesty, and with a realistic nature that only great actors can accomplish. As the plot twists and the pace picks up, you start to become so involved that you forget time is passing by. I strongly suggest this one to action lovers and to anyone who enjoys a good story.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bookworm See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,733,445, 28 September 1997

Gross USA:

$27,873,386

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,312,294
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Art Linson Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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