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Edge of Darkness (2010)

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As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

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Martin Campbell

Writers:

William Monahan (screenplay), Andrew Bovell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... Craven
Ray Winstone ... Jedburgh
Danny Huston ... Jack Bennett
Bojana Novakovic ... Emma Craven
Shawn Roberts ... Burnham
David Aaron Baker ... Millroy
Jay O. Sanders ... Whitehouse
Denis O'Hare ... Moore
Damian Young ... Senator Jim Pine
Caterina Scorsone ... Melissa
Frank Grillo ... Agent One
Wayne Duvall ... Chief of Police
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... Detective Darcy Jones
Gabrielle Popa Gabrielle Popa ... Young Emma (as Maria Gabrielle Popa)
Paul Sparks ... Northampton Police Detective
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Storyline

Thomas Craven is a detective who has spent years working the streets of Boston. When his own daughter is killed outside his own home, Craven soon realizes that her death is only one piece of an intriguing puzzle filled with corruption and conspiracy, and it falls to him to discover who is behind the crime. Written by alfiehitchie

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Some secrets take us to the edge See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

Latin | French | English

Release Date:

29 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Edge of Darkness See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,214,384, 31 January 2010

Gross USA:

$43,313,890

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,124,129
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Craven has a suspicious resemblance to the famed 70's TV detective Columbo. When he talks to many of the people with his Boston accent and his rumpled London Fog trench coat, he sounds just like Columbo (with a Boston instead of New York accent. See more »

Goofs

As a cop, Craven would know that frisking someone for a weapon includes checking their legs for an ankle holster. That's elementary. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Craven: I'm a guy with nothin to lose!
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Connections

Featured in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.87 (2010) See more »

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Say My Name
(Oksana Grigorieva (as Grigorieva) / Mel Gibson (as Gibson))
Performed by Oksana Grigorieva
Courtesy of Icon Distribution, Inc.
Published by Pink Dolphin Songs (BMI)
Muse Icon Publishing, Inc. (BMI) Administered by Cherry River
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I for one welcome Mel Back
8 March 2011 | by Matt_LaydenSee all my reviews

Mel Gibsons first stab at a lead role since...wait for it....2002's Signs. He went behind the camera for the graphic Passion of the Christ and the beautiful Apocalypto. With Edge of Darkness he's back with the gun in his hand and on a quest to find answers. His daughter was shot dead right in front of him on their porch. The gunman yelled her last name and fled. Craven, being a cop, thought it was for him, not his daughter. He quickly discovers that there was more to his little girl than he originally thought and is determined to find out who killed her and why.

Everyone loves a good mystery film right? A detective is solving clues to find the truth behind some kind of cover up? Edge of Darkness thinks it's one of those films. Gibson goes to people, looking for answers. He gets little in return. People are scared, there is something big going down and only MEL Gibson can stop it. For Craven, he has nothing left to loose. His only daughter died in his arms, he's not afraid to die. A bit of a revenge tale like Death Wish, but the Chinatown aspect of it sets it apart enough to make it enjoyable.

Gibson throws on a Boston accent, nothing too irritating. There are a few scenes that you'll have to suspend reality for, like when someone gets hit by a car at the right place at the right time. A little far fetched just for the sake of shock value. Edge of Darkness is good enough to keep your attention for the running time, but not great enough to have you keep talking about it days later. It's a well made time waster for those looking for something that will entertain.


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