7 user 4 critic

On the Edge (2002)

R | | Action | 1 October 2002 (USA)
When a young basketball player entangles himself with drug dealers, he turns to an ex-cop and former private eye. Starring screen icons Ice-T, Gary Busey, Fred Williamson and Jim Brown.


Fred Williamson




Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Williamson ... Dakota Smith
Gary Busey ... Felix
Bernie Casey ... Rex Stevens
Jim Brown ... Chad Grant
Ron O'Neal ... Frank Harris
Derrick Franklin Derrick Franklin ... Willie Jo Harris
Ice-T ... Slim Jim
Tom Hallick ... Detective Paul Allen
Dawn Stern ... Suzi Burris
Rod McCary ... Pete Hall
Frank Pesce ... Bo
David Novak ... Hank
Gloria Allred ... Councilwoman Gloria Johnson
Mikki Val ... Helen Stevens
Bill Overton Bill Overton ... Norman Kane


Dakota Smith is an ex-cop and former private eye with a proclivity for community service. When a young basketball player entangles himself with drug dealers, he turns to Dak for help. Eventually goons are sent to kill the hoopster, but they hit the family of Rex Stevens by mistake. Frustrated by the incompetent and crooked police, the trio of Smith, Stevens, and their friend Frank Harris then battle the drug dealers for control of the streets. Also the heroes must tangle with Felix, a stealthy and ruthless hitman. Written by veloc <velo_00@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


He was a shooting star headed for the big time, until he took the fall. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


Fred Williamson, age 64 has his male organ hanging way out at 32:02 and 32:15 while naked and on top of a naked 36 year old Dawn Stern. It's obviously intentional being that it happens twice in a row. How did this ever pass an R rating is a good question. See more »


Spun-off from Night Vision (1997) See more »


Woman I Was Wrong
Produced and written by F.L. Pittman
Performed by Lenny Williams
See more »

User Reviews

Alright, but could have been great
7 February 2021 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

I recently bought this used for$3 and I from looking at the cast, I thought this would be the greatest movie ever. Well, it's not. On The Edge Has a great high powered cast and rap soundtrack that could have been a great follow up to Fred Williamson's previous reboot of the blaxsploitation genre Original Gangsters. This probably had less of a budget, but more importantly was also lacking writer/director Larry Cohen, who was a key component of making that film work. On The Edge is much more shoddy in quality, of storytelling, character development, editing and direction. Much of the dialogue can't be heard over the rap music and is well below average as a whole. The charm of the film is principly due to the charisma of the cast. Even bad 90's action is made more than watchable when you put Fred Williamson, Bernie Casey, Gary Busey, Ice T, Jim Brown and Ron O'Neal in the same movie. If there was better writing and direction, this certainly could have been a classic. However, even though I regard this as a miss, it's not a terrible watch.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

1 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stin kopsi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed