Synopsis: A televised adaptation of the 'Edge' book series by George G. Gilman.
Genre: Western
62 min


Am I addressing Jamie Hedges?

Yes, sir.

Sergeant Harknett, Union Cavalry.

Call off your dog, boy.

Or I'll do it for you.

Well, we served with your brother, Josiah.

Well, I seen you coming, I...

I figured he'd be with you.

I'm afraid...

he's not with anyone on this mortal plane.

If you take my meaning.

Oh, hey.

My condolences.

I reckon I...

appreciate you coming all the

way out here just to tell me.

Well, son,

your brother's demise isn't

the only reason we're here.

Fine a man as he was...

Josiah was also what we might

colloquially refer to as

a piss-poor poker player.

Night before he died, he

racked up a $500 debt to me.

Next hand he said, "Double or nothing,"

and... well...

three aces don't beat a flush.

Well, not where I come from.

Now, it's likely in a gilt jewel box.

About this size.

Be a dear boy and go rustle that up.

And we'll leave you to mourn your brother.

You're a liar!

Is that so?

I know who your daddy is.

Son of a...

rich senator riding all this

way for a thousand dollars?

How about this, then?

Find us the f***ing box.


You bastards!

Are you gonna let a gimpy kid

talk to you like that, Merritt?

I don't let you talk to me like that.

Stand up, son.


I said...

stand up.

Now, if you want to keep

that bum knee of yours,

you best tell me where the box is!

Go to hell.

I think that was the good one, Merritt.

I'll... I'll show you.

- I'll show you.

- What's that?

I'll show you.

Well, that'd be right nice of you.

A little civility...

goes a long way.

Graves! Cobb!

Go get the box.

Say we do find his box, Merritt.

What about Josiah?


As long as he's out there alive...

he's a liability.

I think...

with some prompting...

we can get him to find us.

You get some kerosene.

This thing ain't near done yet.


Bang! Bang!

Fresh-dug grave.

Empty town.

Got to confess, Reverend,

it's not exactly a warm welcome.

I might've spoke too soon.

Too much is more like it.

Silence is golden... says so in the Bible.

It also says that a feller turned to salt,

but I have my doubts.

You new in town?

I just got in.

Heard they run a nice, upright place.

You want a hand?


I can grease my own axle.

Yep, you know, for being upright,

these folks are kind of hard to spot.


You got a name?


He should've turned to hard liquor.

Say again?

The fella who turned to salt.

Picked the wrong cure.

Come on.

"Have mercy upon me, O God,

after thy great goodness;

according to the multitude of thy mercies

do away with mine offenses."


"I was shapen in wickedness,

and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

Turn thy face from my sins.



What's the matter, stranger,

didn't you see the sign?

You're supposed to hand in your

rifle at the sheriff's office.

Well, the sheriff's busy.

I'll wait. He's hanging somebody.

Hand it over.

Tell your friend that I'll

stow my rifle soon as I reckon

I won't need it.

- I ain't gonna ask you twice.

- Oh, boy.

Tell your friend...

that I got me a rule about

folks pointing guns at me.

First time I let 'em off with a warning.

Only ever give 'em one.

After that...


You want this?

That's right.

I want it right f***ing now.

Well, I'm gonna make you a deal.

Now, I can't see giving it all to you,

but you're sure welcome to a percentage.

That changes the conversation altogether.

I got him, Big Bill!

- Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

- Huh?

There any reason you shouldn't be next?

Fella pulled a gun on me.


That what you want to tell the judge?

When I see him.

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Shane Black

Shane Black (born December 16, 1961) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and actor. He wrote such late 1980s and early 1990s action movie hits as Lethal Weapon (1987) and made his directorial debut with the film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005). His acting credits include Predator (1987). more…

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