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Edge of Darkness (2010)

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As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the murder of his activist daughter, he uncovers a corporate cover-up and government conspiracy that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

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Martin Campbell

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


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

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Trivia

Mel Gibson's first leading role since Signs (2002). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Craven is driving in the rain, right before he enters the tunnel, the Berkeley Building in behind him - with a steady blue light. The Berkeley Building is topped by a weather beacon, with different patterns: Steady blue, clear view. Flashing blue, clouds due. Steady red, rain ahead. Flashing red, snow. If it was really raining, the light pattern would have been a steady Red, instead of Blue in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Craven: I'm the guy with nothing to lose and doesn't give a shit.
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Connections

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

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Embraceable You
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Charlie Parker
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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This is NOT Taken -- The trailer is misleading
29 January 2010 | by ValcoranSee all my reviews

This one surprised me, because I had seen very little advertising or hype for this movie. My friend and I watched the trailer and I thought, "Eh, kinda looks like another 'Taken' or 'Death Sentence.' I'm so glad I was wrong.

This is not another "father goes on rampage to kill the guy that kidnapped/murdered his child." It's actually a very involved thriller that has a fair few twists and turns around a conspiracy Gibson's daughter was involved in. Gibson actually does not go all gung-ho like Neeson did; rather, he was very careful in his investigations. His performance was brilliant, as was Ray Winstone's, though I found myself wishing he had a bit more screen time.

The pacing is pretty quick in some places, so it keeps you interested. Sometimes the plot may be a little convoluted, but it makes sense if one pays enough attention.

Also, I should note that there isn't nearly as much action as the trailer makes it seem. There is FAR more drama, though it's still plenty tense.

First movie of 2010 I've seen, and it's off to a great start. "Edge of Darkness" is well worth it, and certainly not the movie its advertising makes it out to be. Go see it, you won't regret it.


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Release Date:

29 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,214,384, 31 January 2010

Gross USA:

$43,313,890

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,126,522
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