Looking for a tight, brisk adventure movie with some moral heft? We re-watched The Edge (1997, screenplay by David Mamet), and it was even better than I remembered. I can't think why it's not better known.
Anthony Hopkins plays Charlie Morse, a quiet, aging billionaire with a freakish penchant for collecting theoretical knowledge. He and his supermodel wife (Elle Macpherson) are visiting the wilds of Alaska for a photo shoot. He loves her, but suddenly realizes that she's carrying on with her photographer, the dissipated and cynical Bob (Alec Baldwin). Just as suddenly, he realizes that Bob plans to kill him for his wife and money -- and Bob knows that he knows. As Charlie says in another...READ MORE