Showdown: The Edge vs. The Grey

The Edge The Grey
Released: Sept. 26, 1997 Jan. 27, 2012
Written by: David Mamet Joe Carnahan & Ian MacKenzie Jeffers, from Jeffers’s short story “Ghost Walker”
Of: FUCK YOU, Pal! Who are you, hah? WHO ARE YOU?! Narc, Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team
Directed by: Lee Tamahori Joe Carnahan
Of: Once Were Warriors, Die Another Day, The Devil’s Double Narc, Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team
Inciting incident: Plane crash Plane crash
Men vs. Nature: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Harold Perrineau Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, others
First to Get It: GUESS. [Redacted.]
Man with a Plan: Hopkins Neeson
And with Him, They Have a Fighting Chance Because He’s a: Rich guy who reads a lot Professional wolf hunter
Predators: Grizzly bear, Baldwin damn, dirty wolves
Played by: A real bear named Bart; animatronic puppet Pixels
Weapons: Pocketknife, spears made using pocketknife, snare Broken liquor bottles taped to fists. YEEEAAAAAAH.
Also, did you know you can make: A compass out of a wristwatch; fire out of ice (explained but not demonstrated)? Men go see a movie in January?
Battle cry: “What one man can do, another can do!” “I’m gonna kill the motherfucker!” “But what I do have is a very specific set of skills, acquired over a long career. Skills that make me a nightmare to… well, wolves, too. Wolves especially.”
Rotten Tomatoes ratings: 60% 77%
Opening weekend gross: $7.7 million $20 million

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