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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:
Written by prolific screenwriter Joe Eszterhas... 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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108 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
The typewriter is the exact same one Joe Eszterhas used to type up the script of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the killer enters the room in the end of the movie (around 1:43:30), a clear shadow of a camera can be seen moving away on the right side.See more »
Quotes:
Thomas Krasny:The guy had a rap sheet as long as my dick.See more »
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Written by prolific screenwriter Joe Eszterhas..., 24 November 2006
Author: MarieGabrielle from United States

that can be a good or bad thing, depending on the material, and actors involved.

In this instance Glenn Close gives a worthy performance, although she seems to be using one facet of her many sides; she has so much more to offer. For a talented actor, the role of hard-boiled lawyer Teddy can hardly be challenging.

Peter Coyote is also good as prosecutor, albeit a bit crude and seems a bit too well dressed, considering he works for the prosecution. Robert Loggia as Teddy's investigator, determining whether Jeff Bridges is a sociopath or not. Would he kill his wife for money?. Seemingly no. He seems a decent, narcissistic, handsome newspaper publisher.

The sub-theme of Teddy, shirking her career, and attending the funeral of a young (innocent) man who hangs himself in jail seems gratuitous. These days, any lawyer who is successful defending criminals most probably would not attend a funeral in these circumstances. It is nice to humanize the attorney, but not at the expense of reality. I am certain audiences today have a hard time empathizing with any attorney.

That being said, the story is intriguing, although now redundant. The courtroom scenes a bit too protracted, but Close and Bridges have a believable chemistry in this. Supposedly Eszterhas wrote this with intimations of the Manson killing; rather strange considering the fact that that was a random, violent killing. 7/10.

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