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Jagged Edge -- A defense attorney (Glenn Close) falls for her client, a rich, handsome publisher (Jeff Bridges) who may or may not be what the prosecution claims he is: a cold-blooded murderer.
Jagged Edge -- US Home Video Trailer from Columbia Tri Star

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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 »
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Manipulative, but not bad at all See more (81 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

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 movie was filmed around January, February and March 1985.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:
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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16 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Manipulative, but not bad at all, 30 September 2000
Author: danielll_rs from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

JAGGED EDGE (1985)-- Grade: B

I don't know why JAGGED EDGE is known as one of the best mystery films of the '80s. Let's face that this decade was not amazingly great for movies, but of course there were better mystery films: DRESSED TO KILL, BLOW OUT, HOUSE OF GAMES, BODY HEAT, just a few that come to mind. JAGGED EDGE is not able to escape from most of the clichés of courtroom drama and what it's worst: it shamelessly manipulates the audience. The main comment here has the same complaint, so I think many people agree with me. The one that should be blamed is Joe Eszterhas, who would write the screenplay for BASIC INSTINCT, a worldwide success, seven years later. He knows how to manipulate audiences, to make them stay aware and to keep their attention tightly without a shame, purposing questions with only two answers: yes or no. Did he kill her or didn't he? Eszterhas makes us believe in both possibilities several times during less than two hours. Using, of course, not very credible plot twists. ....... OK! So JAGGED EDGE is cliched and manipulative. It's difficult to forgive the first, but why shouldn't we forgive the latter? Don't we like to be cheated in some cases?

If you think it's difficult to forgive the way this film grabs you, there are other ways to like it. The story, even cliched, is still interesting and suspenseful. The directing is great and the actors are pretty good. Glenn Close is reliable as the lawyer and Jeff Bridges, who has made a career of hits (ARLINGTON ROAD) and misses (KISS ME GOODBYE), is convincing as the mysterious client.

JAGGED EDGE is a flawed film, but its manipulation has a good side. At least we care about the characters and the story. This is not a good way to write screenplays. This is not the best thriller of the '80s. But it is far ahead of some cheap productions of the '90s (BODY OF EVIDENCE, SLIVER, both with similar situations to JAGGED EDGE).

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