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Jagged Edge (1985)

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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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)  »

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Hearts of Fire  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,500,000 (USA)
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The movie makes mention of "The Baker Beach Killings". Actor Jeff Bridges about four years later would star in a movie called The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989). See more »

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After Teddy accepts the case, she and Sam are discussing Forrester passing the Polygraph test and what to do after. Behind them, we see a member of the production crew walk by the window, then quickly backing up after realizing that the cameras are still rolling. See more »

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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 Crocodile Dundee (1986) 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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