I was in graduate school when I chanced upon a copy of “The Edge” at my local Blockbuster.

It caught my eye because Anthony Hopkins is one of my favorite actors and while Alec Baldwin is a jerk in real life, he’s something of an actor. I didn’t notice (and this is important after the fact) that it was written by David Mamet. I’m not usually one for buddy films in the wilderness, but like a good adventure, so I took a chance on it.

I watched it after my wife and kids had gone to bed…

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