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Jagged Edge (1985)

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San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Page Forrester
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Dave Austin ...
Policeman
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Policeman
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Greg Arnold
Ben Hammer ...
Dr. Goldman
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Andrew Hardesty
Sanford Jensen ...
Scott Talbot
Woody Eney ...
Austin Lofton
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Carl Siegal
Sharon Hanian ...
Assistant D.A.
Sarah Cunningham ...
First Judge
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San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she hasn't handled a criminal case for many years. There's a certain chemistry between them and Teddy soon finds herself defending the man she loves. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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When a murder case is this shocking, which do you trust... your emotions or the evidence? See more »


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4 October 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hearts of Fire  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Penultimate feature film directed by Richard Marquand whose final film would be about two years later with 1987's Hearts of Fire (1987). See more »

Goofs

During the final court day scene, Teddy Barnes' clothes change. This is because this scene was originally shot as two separate days, but were later edited into one final court day. See more »

Quotes

Teddy Barnes: Sam! He didn't do it!
Sam Ransom: Yeah? Is that your head talking, or another part of your anatomy?
[Teddy gives him a sour look]
Sam Ransom: Hey, ok, what the hell, fuck me!
[runs for the door]
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Referenced in Video Violence (1987) See more »

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Not bad at all

If you have never seen this film, then stop reading reviews and watch it because the film really works better if you don't know anything about it.

Now, the film is certainly flawed, but it's still interesting to watch.

I love courtroom thrillers, and there's plenty of court drama here, but not enough to make the picture work. I think another 20 minutes would've added much more depth to courtroom sequences.

The acting is excellent, but the direction could've been sharper. I found the romance to be contrived, never had a flow to it, it just happened.

Some blame must go to the screenplay, it wasn't strong, not enough depth to the characters, and some of the courtroom stuff was unrealistic.

The photography is excellent, it hooked me into the picture.

Overall, a good film, but I think the writing was a bit lazy.


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