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THE EDGE
' INDIAN POKER'
1989

poster

T.V. Episodes

Director:

Louis Mandoki

Language:
English

Running Time: 30'

Main Cast:
Rutger Hauer - Sheriff Abel
William McNamara - The Young Man
Patricia Arquette - The Raped Girl
Michael Rooker - First Cop
Ivan E. Roth - Billy Burns
John Taylor - Charlie
Christine Elise - Cute Blonde
Barry Sattles - The Watcher

Screenplay:
Nicholas Kazan, from a short story by Curtis E. Fischer

Plot:
It's a story pushed to the edge. A cop, Abel, on night patrol with other two fellow cops, stops a young boy and his girlfriend in their car and rapes the girl.

He is going to show in this way to his fellow cops what he had said once, that “you know what's going to happen but you have to watch” - this also happens when a junky breaks into a store and they do not stop him straightaway, but instead, they bet on the fact that he is going to steal Demarol.

At the beginning, the narrator says “When a man goes beyond reason, does he drag the rest of us along with him or do we go along willingly? I'm a watcher at the edge.”

At the end, the young man revenges her girlfriend's rape by shooting Abel, and his two partners don't try to stop the boy.

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