IMDb > Jagged Edge (1985)
Jagged Edge
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Jagged Edge (1985) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 15 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
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


User Rating:
6.4/10   9,764 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 26% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Joe Eszterhas (written by)
View company contact information for Jagged Edge on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
4 October 1985 (USA) See more »
When a murder case is this shocking, which do you trust... your emotions or the evidence? See more »
San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Stupid but slick and entertaining See more (81 total) »


  (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
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

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
108 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: After court, Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges are on top floor of a parking garage located by Fisherman's Wharf. This parking garage is miles away from the Court buildings which are located in the Civic Center area.See more »
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.
See more »
Movie Connections:


Is there an alternate ending for this movie?
What does the title refer to?
See more »
4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Stupid but slick and entertaining, 17 December 2005
Author: preppy-3 from United States

Rich Page Forrester and her maid are brutally killed (on a dark and stormy night no less). Her husband Jack (Jeff Bridges) comes under immediate suspicion. High priced lawyer Teddy Barnes (Glenn Close) defends him. Naturally she immediately falls in love with him...but is he the killer? The film is stupid but then it was scripted by Joe Eszterhas who gave us such "masterpieces" as "Basic Instinct" and "Showgirls". There are plot holes galore, some really questionable legal points and an overly dramatic trial (with some unintentionally hilarious moments and every cliché ever written thrown in). Also Close's domestic problems are dragged in for no real reason that I could see. Still I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it.

This was a big hit in 1985 and it's easy to see why. It has romance, drama, sex, mystery and a plot so simple that anyone can follow it. You can turn your brain completely off and still understand it. It is slickly directed and LOOKS great. Also the acting is good. Close and especially Bridges are great in their roles. But Robert Loggia steals every scene he's in as a foul-mouthed investigator (his scenes are heavily edited in the TV print). Also he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for this movie (he didn't win). And it does keep you guessing who did it until the very end.

So it's a slick, entertaining 80s flick. Just don't see it and expect anything intelligent. Recommended (with reservations).

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (81 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Jagged Edge (1985)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Robert Loggia sburt4-831-484347
love movies shot in san francisco Lujon
She has blown her career lynbrowne
The ending makes no sense dazfiddy
Worst Trial Procedure Ever cpoet
Weird ending (obvious spoilers) CoolJonathan
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Lady from Shanghai Fracture Presumed Innocent Perfect Stranger Basic Instinct
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Crime section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.