‘The Edge’ (1997) – “Charles”

Who would win out of Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin and a Kodiak bear?  This is the central premise of The Edge (1997), a survival thriller directed by the man who went on to put the original Bond franchise out of its misery.  The film’s laughable attempts at insight into the savage nature of man, along with an overacting masterclass from its two stars, made this a glorious car-crash worth watching in full.  Here we highlight just one of its many endearing features – an inexplicable paranoia that someone might forget the hero’s name . . .

By Tim Kelleher

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