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On the Edge

  • Drama
  • Sport
  • 1985
  • Rob Nilsson
  • 82 mins

Summary

In one final attempt to achieve victory, an aging professional runner is training vigorously for a very tough marathon race.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

One of the most overlooked of American actors, Bruce Dern typically shines as a middle-aged runner on the fast track to redemption after previous sporting indiscretions. Along the way he teams up with his one-time coach (John Marley) and ex-lover Pam Grier. Exciting sports footage (Dern himself is a keen amateur runner) and solid camerawork is undermined by the all-too familiar formula and inaccessible characters. Ultimately Rob Nilsson's film falls short between art house pretension and mainstream acceptance.

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Credits

Cast

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Wes HolmanBruce Dern
CoraPam Grier
Flash HolmanBill Bailey (1)
Owen RileyJim Haynie
ElmoJohn Marley

Crew

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DirectorRob Nilsson

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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