The Edge

September 26th, 1997


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A billionaire and two other men are stranded, unequipped, by a plane crash in a dangerous wilderness. How many will survive to be rescued?

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 6.7/10 (26,500 voted)

Director: Lee Tamahori

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson

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.

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 - James
Mark Kiely - Mechanic
Eli Gabay - Jet Pilot
Larry Musser - Amphibian Pilot
Brian Arnold - Reporter
Bob Boyd - Reporter
Kelsa Kinsly - Reporter
Gordon Tootoosis - Jack Hawk

Taglines: They Were Fighting Over A Woman When The Plane Went Down. Now, Their Only Chance For Survival Is Each Other.


Official Website: Fox |

Release Date: 26 September 1997

Filming Locations: Alberta, Canada

Opening Weekend: $7,733,445 (USA) (28 September 1997) (2351 Screens)

Gross: $27,779,888 (USA) (21 December 1997)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Anthony Hopkins had a brush with death during shooting in Alberta, Canada. During filming he was taking painkillers for a neck problem. He fell in a river, and didn't feel how cold he was becoming until he began to suffer from hypothermia. He had to be rushed to hospital to be treated.

Continuity: During the bear's attack on Stephen: Bob and Morse attempt to scare the bear off with torches lit from the campfire. However, there was a major downpour in the moments before and during the bear's attack. One wonders how the campfire, which can be seen burning well, would not have been extinguished by the rain.

Ginny: Is that a new watch?
Robert Green: Ya, dual time zones; tells the time in two places.
Ginny: What for?
Robert Green: So if I'm in L.A. and want to know the time in New York I don't have to go through the anguish of adding three.

User Review

Terrific Action Adventure

Rating: 10/10

"The Edge" is a terrific movie, not just as an action movie but as whole. I went to see this film because I thought it looked interesting, my expectations were shattered, this is a well written, well acted, well directed thriller. Anthony Hopkins as always turns in a great performance but the big suprise is Alec Baldwin who did just as well. This film has some of the best dialogue ever written for a movie of this type, and the action scenes are clever and blazingly paced. This is a terrific movie.