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The Razor's Edge (1984)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War | 19 October 1984 (USA)
He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.

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Piedmont
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Louisa Bradley (Isabel's mother)
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Storyline

Larry Darrell returns from the battlefields of World War I to America a different person. His fiance (Isabel) resigns herself to a delay in the wedding plans when Larry heads off to Paris. There he finds he prefers a simpler existence and begins to read. One book inspires him to visit India and on to Nepal where he finds spiritual help from a lama. On returning to Paris he finds Isabel and some old friends. Everyone has changed. Written by Rob Hartill

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The story of one man's search for himself.

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Drama | Romance | War

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19 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Auf Messers Schneide  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,411,311, 21 October 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,551,987
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Columbia executives wanted the film to take place in modern times, but Murray insisted that the film stay true to the novel, and be a period piece. In a 1993 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Murray admitted "I was wrong, and they were right." See more »

Quotes

Larry Darrell: It's very easy to love someone like you.
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Referenced in Portlandia: Pickathon (2016) See more »

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This is the one...
19 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

that proves Bill Murray can really act and is not just a comedian.

Unfortunately, it also didn't do well because his regular fans weren't ready for this transformation.

If you like Bill Murray and aren't afraid of drama, check it out. It's very deep and will change your mind about Murray, even if it's already favorable.


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