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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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Page Forrester
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Dave Austin ...
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Frank Martin
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Greg Arnold
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Dr. Goldman
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Andrew Hardesty
Sanford Jensen ...
Scott Talbot
Woody Eney ...
Austin Lofton
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Carl Siegal
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Sarah Cunningham ...
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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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There are two sides of this mystery. Murder...And Passion. 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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,094,091, 6 October 1985, Wide Release

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$40,500,000
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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 »

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When Teddy returns to her place after the prosecution calls a witness not on their list, the folder is/isn't in her hand. See more »

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Jack Forrester: You still think I'm guilty? How can you defend me if you think I'm guilty?
Teddy Barnes: It happens all the time. It's the way our legal system works.
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Dumb and Dumber
30 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I just watched this turkey on cable television. Contrived plot with some of the most hackneyed court room scenes this side of "Leave her to Heaven". The story is bad enough, but the script and acting are so absurd that by the time the killer is revealed at the end of the film I no longer cared. Totally unrealistic nonsense. Glenn Close as a lawyer whose well-being is based on her client's innocence on which she swings back and forth like a metronome during entire film. Peter Coyote plays the most incompetent D.A. on celluloid, and his horse's behind of an assistant who can only make dumb faces when things fall apart in court is just a terrible, terrible actor.

Just awful. Go watch a rerun of Perry Mason instead.


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