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Writer:
Joe Eszterhas (written by)
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Release Date:
4 October 1985 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
When a murder case is this shocking, which do you trust... your emotions or the evidence? See more »
Plot:
San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Close But No Cigar See more (77 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maria Mayenzet ... Page Forrester

Peter Coyote ... Thomas Krasny
Dave Austin ... Policeman

Richard Partlow ... Policeman

Lance Henriksen ... Frank Martin

William Allen Young ... Greg Arnold
Ben Hammer ... Dr. Goldman

Jeff Bridges ... Jack Forrester

James Karen ... Andrew Hardesty
Sanford Jensen ... Scott Talbot
Woody Eney ... Austin Lofton

Al Ruscio ... Carl Siegal
Sharon Hanian ... Assistant D.A.
Sarah Cunningham ... First Judge

Glenn Close ... Teddy Barnes
Ann Walker ... Ms. Barnes' Secretary
James Winkler ... Ted Fitzpatrick (as James Winker)

Bruce French ... Richard Duffin

Brandon Call ... David Barnes
Christina Hutter ... Jenny Barnes
John Furlong ... Butler
Karen Wonnell ... Stablehand
Sharon Madden ... City Editor

Guy Boyd ... Matthew Barnes
Phyllis Applegate ... Mrs. Stiles

Robert Loggia ... Sam Ransom

Michael Dorn ... Dan Hislan

John Clark ... Dr. Holloway
Louis Giambalvo ... Fabrizi

John Dehner ... Judge Carrigan
David Wiley ... Court Clerk

Leigh Taylor-Young ... Virginia Howell
Jay Crimp ... Ms. Barnes' Assistant

Mike Mitchell ... Bailiff
Diane Erickson ... Eileen Avery
Marshall Colt ... Bobby Slade
Walter Brooke ... Duane Bendix

Karen Austin ... Julie Jensen
Bill Gratton ... Jury Foreman
Joyce Shank ... TV Interviewer
Dean Webber ... Newscaster
John X. Heart ... Reporter
Brenda Huggins ... Reporter
Richard Marion ... Reporter
Edwina Moore ... Reporter
Sue Rihr ... Reporter
Suzanne Lodge ... Reporter
Judith Siegfried ... Reporter
Sally Train ... Reporter
Abigail Van Alyn ... Reporter
Terry Wills ... Reporter

Biff Yeager ... Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dawna Lee Heising ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Marquand 
 
Writing credits
Joe Eszterhas (written by)

Produced by
Michele Connors Raley .... associate producer (as Michele Connors-Raley)
Martin Ransohoff .... producer
Don Carmody .... assistant producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sean Barton 
Conrad Buff IV  (as Conrad Buff)
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Landsdown Smith  (as Peter J. Smith)
 
Set Decoration by
Jerry Wunderlich 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Pete Altobelli .... makeup artist (as Peter Altobelli)
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist
Bob Mills .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Terry Carr .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terry Carr .... second unit director
Alan B. Curtiss .... second assistant director
Michael Daves .... first assistant director
Regina Gordon .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Rene Auda .... stand-by painter
Nigel A. Boucher .... leadman (as Nigel Boucher)
Christopher Burian-Mohr .... set designer
Stan Cockerell .... property master
Beverli Eagan .... set designer
Roger Irvin .... construction coordinator
Charles R. Lipscomb .... leadman (as Charles Lipscomb)
John Warnke .... set designer
Bill Iiams .... general construction foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Beckert .... sound re-recording mixer
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator (as Raul Bruce)
Milton C. Burrow .... sound editor
Gene S. Cantamessa .... production sound mixer (as Gene Cantamessa)
Tom E. Dahl .... sound re-recording mixer (as Thomas Dahl)
Fred Judkins .... sound editor
William L. Manger .... sound editor
Joseph A. Mayer .... adr editor (as Joe Mayer)
Tom McCarthy Jr. .... sound editor
Jack Wolpa .... cable person
Joseph Holsen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Stan Parks .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Jena Holman .... matte paintings
 
Stunts
Loyd Catlett .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Epper .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Richard Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Debbie Evans .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Debby Porter .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas E. Beal .... camera assistant
Hugo Cortina .... chief lighting technician
John R. Leonetti .... focus puller
John J. Linder .... key grip (as John Linder)
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
Michael St. Hilaire .... camera operator
Joseph F. Valentine .... camera operator
Jesse Mather .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Jeffrey Ray Strong .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Dennison .... costumer: men
Bruce Ericksen .... costume supervisor
Elizabeth Pine .... costumer: women
Barbara Matera .... costumes executor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
William Goldenberg .... apprentice editor
Peter Ransohoff .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Jonathan Elias .... musician: synthesizer
Tom Jung .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
Gary Hellerstein .... transportation coordinator (as Gary M. Hellerstein)
 
Other crew
John Bush .... location manager
Michael Hill .... production accountant
Arthur Leeds .... legal advisor
Don Levy .... unit publicist
Cathleen Moore .... assistant: Mr. Marquand
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
David C. Thomas .... location manager (as David Thomas)
Joan Wolpert .... production coordinator (as Joan M. Wolpert)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
108 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
This 1985 picture was the first of two consecutive suspense-thriller movies in back-to-back years for actor Jeff Bridges who would in the next year in 1986 star in the suspenser-movie The Morning After (1986) with Jane Fonda. Both motion pictures featured a knife or dagger as the murder weapon and in both films there was doubt whether the central female character should trust Bridges' character.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Thomas Krasny:The guy had a rap sheet as long as my dick.See more »

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26 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Close But No Cigar, 12 February 2004
Author: sol from Brooklyn NY USA

******SPOILERS****** A brutal double-murder of prominent socialite and newspaper heiress Mrs. Paige Forrester, Maria Mayenzet, and her house-maid Consuela Martinez occurs one rainy evening at the Forrester Estate outside San Francisco.

Page's husband Jack, Jeff Bridges, who was also injured in the attack, is indited for murder by the San Francisco DA Thomas Kersny, Peter Coyote. DA Kersn feels that Jack not only murdered his wife and her house-maid but also faked his own injury to throw off the police's suspicions about him being the killer. DA Kersny also has it in for Jack personally in that being the owner as well as editor of the influential San Francisco Times he's been writing unrelentingly negative editorials about him.

Being indited for his wife's murder Jack seeks out former DA Teddy Barnes, Glenn Close, who used to work with Thomas Kersny at the DA's office. Teddy quit some four years ago because of a case that she helped him with in which a defendant Henry Styles was convicted. Teddy later found out that Kersny withheld vital evidence that would have found Styles innocent. Later in the movie Teddy finds out that Styles hung himself in his cell from non other then Kersny himself! This got her even more upset then she already was about that case.

This sets up the movies storyline: A brutal double-murder is committed and a DA who has it in for the murder suspect jumps into the case for personal more then for professional reasons. The lawyer who defends the murder suspect has guilt feelings for working with the DA prosecuting the case against her client. Added to all that she's almost driven into a serious depression when she finds out that the person that she helped the DA convict, who she later found out was innocent, has just killed himself. With all the "red herrings" flying around in the movie does the murder weapon a hunting knife with a jagged edge belong to Jack? Most of all did the affairs, by both Jack and Page, one or both lead to Page's murder?

It's also a mystery if the dashing and handsome tennis gigolo Bobby Slade (Marshall Colt),who was having an affair with Page, killed her when she threatened to leave him and then frame her husband Jack for her murder?

The movie "Jagged Edge" holds itself together pretty well until the final fifteen minutes and then just falls apart like a house of cards. The totally contrived as well as unrealistic ending hits the viewer like a solid punch right in the stomach and knocks all the wind out of him or her. It's hard to believe that the killer would end up being so careless and stupid after bing so smart and cunning during the entire movie. This after he got away with the crime Scot-free and having nothing at all to fear from the law, why did he have to blow it all in the end?

"Jagged Edge" is not a bad movie it's a very good murder/mystery/court thriller but with a terrible ending and it's a good ending that's the most important thing in a movie like it.

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