On the Edge (1986)





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Looking none the worse for his age, Bruce Dern convincingly plays an amateur long-distance runner in On the Edge. Banned from American competition for violating his amateur status, Dern decides to prove he's still got what it takes. The middle-aged athlete enters the grueling Cielo Sea race, which has defeated many a man and woman half Dern's age. Our hero's obsession allows him to touch bases again with his former lover Pam Grier, his alienated father Bill Bailey, and his onetime trainer John … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Rob Nilsson
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On DVD: Feb 8, 2005
Vestron Video



as Wes Holman

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as Owen Riley

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

On the Edge may have a familiar formula, but it is an angry, original, unpredictable movie.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Dern gives a moving performance as the beleaguered runner.

Full Review… | February 5, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The real story is in Wes's mind, not on the trail, and frankly we spend to much time out there -- even if it is a sports movie at heart.

Full Review… | May 29, 2005

July 24, 2005

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