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The Edge (Widescreen Edition)
The Edge
Widescreen Edition
Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau, Bart the Bear
Director: Lee Tamahori
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 57min

A plane crash in the freezing Alaskan wilderness pits intellectual billionaire Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins) against self-satisfied fashion photographer Robert Green (Alec Baldwin) in a brutal struggle for survival. Eac...  more »


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Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau, Bart the Bear
Director: Lee Tamahori
Creators: Donald McAlpine, Neil Travis, Art Linson, Lloyd Phillips, David Mamet
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 06/04/2002
Original Release Date: 09/26/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 09/26/1997
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 57min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Teresa B. (arizonat) from YUMA, AZ
Reviewed on 8/5/2011...
Excellent suspense movie. Anthony and Alec do some of their best work in this action packed thriller.
Reviewed on 5/7/2011...
A better than usual movie with some good scenes and good acting. Anthony Hopkins, as usual, is terrific.

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Bart the Bear, a true Star of "The Edge"!
GL | Laguna Hills, CA. | 07/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

""The Edge" is a story about a billionaire and two other men stranded in the Alaskan wilderness after a plane crash. Part character study, part adventure,I think this film works on both levels. Anthony Hopkins, who I rarely find sympathetic, is very touching as the rich husband of a beautiful model played by "beautiful model", Elle Macpherson. Alec Baldwin, co-stars as Macpherson's secret lover and a fellow wilderness refugee with Hopkins. Baldwin gets to play himself (my opinion), charming and funny on the surface, but who's true character is selfish and dangerously hateful.

The location shooting is breathtaking and the supporting cast give wonderful support, most notably (among the human actors), L.Q. Jones is dead on target as the lodge manager and "would be" entrepreneur. However, the true star of the film is Bart the Bear, playing(?) a man eating Grizzly bear relentlessly focused on making a meal of the stranded airplane survivors. To those of you not familar with this legendary animal actor, Bart had significant roles in "White Fang, among other adventure films, and a career making performance as the lead in "The Bear". He is absolutely on top of his game as the pursuer of our air crash survivors. The film makers actually thank Bart and his trainer in the ending credits for making the film a reality. In an industry where getting billing and credit is everything, that little thank you is saying a whole lot about a miracle animal actor. This was Bart's last film, he died, too young, after the making of "The Edge".

"The Edge" is a serious work by a top writer, David Mamet, and a good film, made by professionals. The blu-ray edition makes the Alaskan wilderness look all the more beautiful and big. I found the film highly entertaining and a fitting final contribution by one extraordinary bear.