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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:
Jagged editing, but some good chills. 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:
An urban folklore exists that suggests that there was an alternate ending that alters the identity of the killer. An alternate ending does not exist, but the original ending was indeed re-filmed, when the initial release audience complained that the face of the killer was not clearly shown. In the original release, the unmasked killer's face was shown for eighteen frames (leas than a second). Another nine seconds was later spliced into the corrected version, clearly resolving the mystery and showing the killer.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Thomas Krasny:The guy had a rap sheet as long as my dick.See more »

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33 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Jagged editing, but some good chills., 27 August 2002
Author: Poseidon-3 from Cincinnati, OH

This courtroom thriller was one of the films that spawned a huge wave of copycats through the mid '80's and early '90's. Now, of course, these types of stories are on TV nightly in the glut of crime/law based shows. However, in 1985, audiences could still be (and were) riveted to the big screen by stories like this. Bridges plays a newspaper editor whose wife is brutally murdered along with their maid (in an opening sequence that is not overly graphic, yet is very disturbing.) Before long, he is prime suspect in the killings and is defended by a tentative, reluctant Close who is trying to redeem herself after some earlier unethical legal behavior. She squares off with slimy former prosecuting partner Coyote (in a slick, effective performance) to clear Bridges. She then, foolishly, becomes intimate with Bridges. There is constant doubt in her mind, as well as in the audience's, as to whether or not Bridges did the deed or not. Because the story is a tease and exists to manipulate and captivate the audience, there are plot holes galore. However, the film works very well on a visceral level, providing twists and shocks along the way (including one startling break-in near the end which is jarring no matter how many times it is seen.) The film's greatest strength is the acting, notably Close. Unlike later Eszterhas scripts, in which no one is sympathetic, she is a heroine to root for, despite her flaws. She brings great conviction to her poorly conceived role. Bridges does well also as the perfectly moussed, tan dreamboat who might be a savage murderer. Loggia brings a welcome salty edge to the film with his foul-mouthed portrayal of Close's investigator friend. All cussing and cigarettes, he is a stock Eszterhas character, but is acted well. There are other fine smaller roles played by Dehner as a crusty judge, Young as a haughty rich-bitch and Austin (an underrated actress) as an attack victim. Close has two annoying kids and a wimpy ex-husband to make her life that much more unbearable. Drawbacks to the film would be the illogic of the script and the bizarre editing of the courtroom scenes in which the clothing Bridges and (especially) Close wear inexplicably switch! Her hair is also consistently inconsistent throughout...(within scenes!)...flat one moment, curly the next, varying in height and swoop, etc.... The discordant music by Barry is very unsettling and his use of low piano keys doubtlessly inspired Jerry Goldsmith for "Basic Instinct". It's the same type of sound. Folks expecting a watertight story will be disappointed. Those who just want to be entertained and spooked should love it.

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