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On the Edge

  • Film

Time Out says

Here's a one-off, or rather three-off: a trio of sci-fi short stories, each directed by a leading actress. Mirren's 'Happy Birthday' (ex-Keith Laumer) is the most flamboyant, an ironic winning-through parable, with Poitier prevailing in an over-populated futuristic hell. 'The Other Side' (ex-Bruce Holland Rogers) is Masterson's adaptation of a yarn about technology gone awry: a dying scientist hopes to live on via his clone, but the clone has other plans. Heche's 'Reaching Normal' (ex-Walter M Miller) suffers most from the compulsory brevity: its complicated plot, involving psychic twinning, cries out for more leisurely development. Memel directed the wraparound bits and produced (for cable and on a frugal budget) this intriguing if only fitfully satisfying package.
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Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Helen Mirren, Mary Stuart Masterson, Anne Heche, Jana Sue Memel
  • Screenwriter:Crispin Whittell, Mary Stuart Masterson, Anne Heche, John W Herrera
  • Cast:
    • Sydney Tamiia Poitier
    • John Goodman
    • Christopher Lloyd
    • David Hyde Pierce
    • Beverly D'Angelo
    • Karen Sillas
    • Paul Rudd
    • Joel Grey
    • Helen Mirren
    • Anthony LaPaglia
    • Bruce Davison
    • Andie MacDowell
    • Ellen DeGeneres
    • Scott Lowell
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