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On the Edge (2001)

On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.

Director:

John Carney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Carney Martin Carney ... Priest
Paul Hickey ... Mikey
Camille O'Sullivan Camille O'Sullivan ... Mikey's Wife
Cillian Murphy ... Jonathan Breech
Vincent Walsh ... Bouncer
Vinny Murphy Vinny Murphy ... Bouncer
Mary Murray ... Maria
Gavin Coleman Gavin Coleman ... Maria's Boyfriend
Patrick Murray Patrick Murray ... Joyrider
Stephen Rea ... Dr. Figure
Aidan Kelly ... Patient in Recreation Room
John Burke ... Patient in Recreation Room
Anna Manahan Anna Manahan ... Cat Woman
Des Smith Des Smith ... Patient with Cup
Judy Cameron Judy Cameron ... Woman Playing Piano
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Storyline

After the death of his alcoholic father, Jonathan Breech steals his father's ashes from his brother's house. He drives a stolen car off a cliff in order to commit suicide but he survives. After this, he accepts an alternative sentence of three months in therapy in a psychiatric hospital. There, he joins a suicide group under the supervision of Dr. Figure. He befriends a disturbed Rachel Row (who saw her mother dying in an accident) and Toby (who accidentally killed his brother in a car crash). During the treatment, the sarcastic Jonathan changes his behavior and sees the importance of being alive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A joyride through sex, love, and other activities

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some disturbing images and sexual content, and for some drug material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Ireland

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

21 September 2001 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Catch the Sun See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS (as Digital dts Sound)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

[after Toby has killed himself]
Jonathan: You can never really know what was going through a person's mind at that exact moment. If they survive, they'll never tell you. If they succeed, all you can do is spend the rest of your life feeling guilty. You're only concern can be for the people they leave behind. They're the ones to look out for.
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Connections

References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Bone Deep
Written by Carl Harms, Stephen Wall and Joe Wall
Published by Stunning Songs/Copyright Control
Performed by The Walls
Courtesy of Earshot Records
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Sad and Happy?
9 August 2005 | by hvn1231See all my reviews

I finished watching this movie for the second time today. I find it was dark. I have never seen a movie that explores the feelings that a person might have after surviving a suicide. It makes me sad to see that "Johnathan" and "Rachel" went through but at the same time it gives me a feeling that the movie was not quite finished. What will happen to these two characters as they live on after their friend past away? Johnathan Jackson performed really well with an Irish accent. Maybe the ending leaves you open to feel like "yeah whatever." The movie did give some advice, and one of it is like " a person who survives a suicide might never tell you how they feel." But I think they will tell that feeling to someone they really trust.


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