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Edge of Darkness

117 min
Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
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Martin Campbell
1 nomination
Country: UK
Release Date: 2010-01-29
Filming Locations: 68 Bradfield Ave, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Budget: $80,000,000
Opening Weekend: $17,214,384 (USA) (31 January 2010)
Gross: $43,290,977 (USA) (4 April 2010)
Caterina Scorsone
Caterina Scorsone
Edge of Darkness
Mel Gibson
Ray Winstone
Danny Huston
Jack Bennett
Bojana Novakovic
Emma Craven
Shawn Roberts
David Aaron Baker
Jay O. Sanders
Denis O'Hare
Damian Young
Senator Jim Pine
Frank Grillo
Agent One
Wayne Duvall
Chief of Police
Gbenga Akinnagbe
Detective Darcy Jones
Gabrielle Popa
Young Emma
Paul Sparks
Northampton Police Detective
Christy Scott Cashman
Detective Vicki Hurd
Dossy Peabody
Annie - Bennett's Asst.
Gordon Peterson
Peter Epstein
Agent Two
Tom Kemp
Paul Honeywell
Timothy Sawyer
Doctor (as Tim Sawyer)
Molly Schreiber
Reporter #1
Amelia Broome
Celeste Oliva
Scott Winters
Northmoor Doctor
Joe Stapleton
State Trooper #1
Sol E. Romero
Hospital Nurse (as Solveig Romero)
Ali Reza
Northampton Doctor (as Ali Reza Farahnakian)
Rick Avery
Robinson Jr.
Peter Hermann
Bill Thorpe
Watch Sergeant
Charles Harrington
Lisa Hughes
News Anchor #1
Paula Ebben
News Anchor #2
Kathy Curran
News Reporter #2
Frank Ridley
Automatic Weapons Cop
Nico Evers-Swindell
State Trooper #2
David J. Curtis
Security Officer Northmoor
Thomas B. Duffy
Boston Police Detective (as Tom Duffy)
Ian Christian Blanche
Body in River
Elizabeth Martin
Body in River
Charlie Alejandro
Boston Police Officer (uncredited)
Cindi Alex
Driver (uncredited)
Savannah Rae Allen
Protestor / Gym Patron (uncredited)
Stephanie Atkinson
Mrs. Craven / Emma's Mom (uncredited)
Michael Bottos
Intern Reporter (uncredited)
Nicole Boucher
Girl on Basketball Court (uncredited)
Chemi Che-Mponda
Female Cop (uncredited)
Terry Conforti
Wife of Senator Pine (uncredited)
Kevin DeCoste
Robinson Jr.'s Son (uncredited)
Daryl Dimare
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Susan Farese
Nurse with Melissa's Parents / Commuter (uncredited)
Rich Foster
Boston Police officer (uncredited)
John Franchi
Festival Participant (uncredited)
Sari Gagnon
Cute Girl (uncredited)
Suzanne Gillies
Meter Maid (uncredited)
Albert Gornie
Commuter (uncredited)
Nicholas R. Grava
Basketball Player (uncredited)
London Hall
Reporter (uncredited)
Diane Henderson
Assistant to Chief of Police (uncredited)
Jimmy Jules
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jeffery Kincannon
Low Life (uncredited)
Ren Knopf
Train Commuter / Driver (uncredited)
Barbe LaPierre
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Daniel Lowney
Boston Police Officer (uncredited)
Dan Marshall
Visitor at Hospital (uncredited)
Robert Masiello
Businessman (uncredited)
Thomas McGowan
Neighbor Man (uncredited)
Conor McMahon
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Todd Rapisarda
Courthouse Businessman (uncredited)
Donna Glee Reim
Park Patron (uncredited)
Gary Roscoe
Editor Newsroom (uncredited)
Eric Ryan
Neighbor (uncredited)
Edward Stanley
Radio Reporter (voice) (uncredited)
Vyvian B. Stevens
Tom Craven's Friend (uncredited)
David Struffolino
Commuter (uncredited)
George J. Vezina
Commuter at Train Station (uncredited)
Mike Wendt
Tough Guy (uncredited)
Adam Zalt
Business Traveler (uncredited)
Did you know?
When Whitehouse comes to Craven's house he asks if Craven remembers a cop who was transferred and ultimately committed suicide as a result of arresting someone named "Whitey". That may refer to James 'Whitey' Bulger, a real-life Boston crime boss and killer who, as an FBI informant, was off limits to law enforcement until he became a fugitive in 1994 after being indicted under the RICO Act.
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John Corigliano wrote a complete score to the original cut, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra in London, conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Corigliano's score was rejected when re-shoots made the movie more action-driven. Because Corigliano was not interested in scoring the new version, stating it was now the kind of film he would never have signed up for, a new score was commissioned from Howard Shore.
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This is the second film in which Danny Huston is part of a company involved in a conspiracy and is also willing to kill to keep its secrets. The first film was The Constant Gardener (2005). In both films the main character is trying to solve the murder of a loved one and ends up being killed by the company.
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The scene in which Jedburgh sees the Dr. One of the chest X-rays (lateral view) is hung upside down.
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When Jedburgh is visiting Craven and having a whiskey, he takes a pill and clearly drinks only about a half of his drink. After this he immediately stands up and puts his glass on the table. However his glass is strangely empty.
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When Craven dumps his daughter's bag out on to the bed, he ruffles through her clothing to find her cell phone. In the next shot, the cell phone is covered by a brown shirt.
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Neighbor: [yelling at Tom] What the fuck are you burning out there? Fucking Christ.
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Thomas Craven: Welcome to Hell!
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Darius Jedburgh: I don't know what it means to have lost a child, but I know what it means never to have had one.
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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Edge of Darkness can be found here.
Is "Edge of Darkness" based on a book?
No. "Edge of Darkness" is a film adaptation of the 1985 BBC television series of the same name. Both were directed by Martin Campbell. The film's screenplay was written by William Monahan and Andrew Bovell. The television series was written by Troy Kennedy Martin.
A Note Regarding Spoilers
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Photos from cast
Caterina Scorsone