The EdgeDirector: Lee Tamahori
Billionaire Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins) accompanies his much-younger wife Mickey (Elle Macpherson) and a fashion photography team headed by Bob Green (Alec Baldwin) to a remote lodge in Alaska. Charles is a quiet, introspective man, fond of accumulating trivia and other facts in his encyclopedic mind; he is also troubled with the idea that Bob and Mickey may be lovers. Even though he suspects the younger man plans to kill him, Charles goes with Bob and his assistant Stephen (Harold Perrineau) on an airplane trip to find a photogenic friend (Gordon Tootoosis) of the lodge owner (L.Q. Jones), but the plane crashes in a lake, killing the pilot. The crash is miles from their planned path, so they can't expect to be spotted by an aerial search; there's only one chance: they have to walk to a more likely spot.Though Robert and Stephan are more physically fit, Charles' calm wit and ingenuity proves the key to their survival, especially after a ferocious bear brutally kills Stephen. Robert and Charles' odyssey becomes more urgent when they discover that the bear is now stalking them.
The Edge is like a wilderness adventure movie written by David Mamet, which is not surprising, since it was written by Mamet. It's subtly funny in the way it toys with the cliches of the genre.
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Cast & Crew
|Anthony Hopkins||Charles Morse|
|Alec Baldwin||Robert Green|
|Elle MacPherson||Mickey Morse|
|Eli Gabay||Jet Pilot|
|Larry Musser||Amphibian Pilot|
|Gordon Tootoosis||Jack Hawk|
|Brian Steele||Bear Double|
|Bart the Bear||the bear|
|Eric Batut||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Janice Blackie-Goodine||Set Decoration/Design|
|Peerless Camera Company||Special Effects|
|Grace Gilroy||Production Manager|
|Jerry Goldsmith||Score Composer|
|Wolf Kroeger||Production Designer|
|Donald M. McAlpine||Cinematographer|
|Philip A. Patterson||Asst. Director|
|Lloyd Phillips||Executive Producer|
|Richard Roberts||Art Director|
|Julie Weiss||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin do a terrific acting job here. I truly enjoyed their strong and very different characters. Both actors portray strong-willed men, and as such this film is a joy to watch. But these men, ultimately, are quite different. Alec Baldwin's character is strong-willed and of above-average intelligence; but Anthony Hopkins's character is a portrayal of a truly superior, truly virtuous, man. It is a little rare in film, with the exception of Meet Joe Black, that a very wealthy man actually DESERVES his money. I mean that his superior wealth is matched by superior wisdom & virtue. Hopkins' character, Charles Morse, is a billionaire who portrays the best in mankind: knowledge, wisdom, fortitude, enduring optimism, courage, kindness, and benevolence. And, deliciously, he wins. Through Morse's interactions with the photographer played by Alec Baldwin, we are privileged to see a rarity: a unflawed hero.
The ultimate movie for anyone that loves, appreciates and most importantly respects nature. Be it human, animal or wild. The scenery is some of the best you will ever see not having to leave your living room. If you pay close enough attention you can see the symbolism between the beauty of nature and the beauty of man working in contrast to the dangers of both. It is such an enjoyable viewing experience that I found myself going for another viewing just 2 days later. If you love the best and respect the worst nature has to offer then I believe you will love The Edge.
A lot of work went into the making of this great movie. Although Anthony Hopkins and Alex Baldwin are both great actors, Hopkins is my favorite actor while Baldwin is on my top ten, least likeable actors.To me, they both fit perfectly in their respective roles. If you also like this movie, I'm sure you will also like " The Bear ", "The Cowboys", and "Mail Order Bride - 1964".
Riveting! I find it especially interesting that once the duo overcomes their worst fear,(i.e. the bear)it becomes the source of their very survival. Best movie I've seen in awhile. Gary