The Edge (film)

1997 film by Lee Tamahori

The Edge is a 1997 survival and relationship drama film about an intellectual billionaire and two other men who struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

Directed by Lee Tamahori. Written by David Mamet.
They Were Fighting Over A Woman When The Plane Went Down. Now, Their Only Chance For Survival Is Each Other.

Charles Morse

  • We're all put to the test... but it never comes in the form or at the point we would prefer, does it?
  • Never feel sorry for a man who owns a plane
  • What one man can do, another can do!
  • Because today, I'm going to kill the motherfucker!
  • Did you know you can shine shoes with the inside of a banana peel?
  • Just because you're lost doesn't mean to say that your compass is broken.


  • A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
  • Hey... I'm dying. I'm dying and I never did a god damn thing.
  • That doesn't feel South, Charles.


Charles Morse: [moments before the plane flies into a flock of wild birds] So what do you value me for, Bob?
Robert Green: I like your style, your wife's pretty cute too.
Charles Morse: So how are you planning to kill me?

[Stephen, Charles and Robert walking up to peak of mountain looking for a place to start a signal fire]
Stephen: Robert why do you think they'll even come looking for us?
Robert Green: Our friend is a billionaire, you know what happens when you misplace one?

Charles Morse: You know, I once read an interesting book which said that, uh, most people lost in the wilds, they, they die of shame.
Stephen: What?
Charles Morse: Yeah, see, they die of shame. "What did I do wrong? How could I have gotten myself into this?" And so they sit there and they... die. Because they didn't do the one thing that would save their lives.
Robert Green: And what is that, Charles?
Charles Morse: Thinking.

Charles Morse: [after successfully fighting a bear] For all my life, I've have wanted to do something that was, um, that was unequivocal.
Robert Green: Well, Charlie, I certainly think this qualifies.
Charles Morse: Or something.
Robert Green: See, Charles, that's why they call it personal growth. A month ago, old Smokey here would've reared up, you probably would've called your lawyer!
Charles Morse: Nah, I wouldn't do that to an animal.

Robert Green: [Eating] Wish we had some salt.
Charles Morse: You know, you can, uh... you can season meat with gunpowder. Did you know that?
Robert Green: Wish we had some gunpowder.

Charles Morse: You saved me.
Robert Green: Get over it, Charles - I just need you to navigate.
Charles Morse: You saved my life.
Robert Green: Well, I couldn't kill you with Stephen around. I'd have to kill him too, and he's the only one that knows how I like my coffee.
Charles Morse: Come on, you saved my life.
Robert Green: Buy me something nice when we get home.
Charles Morse: How'd you like your coffee?
Robert Green: Huh. I like my coffee like I like my women.
Stephen: Bitter and murky!

Reporter #1: Mr. Morse, what happened to your friends?
Reporter #2: How did they die?
Charles Morse: They died... saving my life.


Wikipedia has an article about: