Jade (1995)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  13 October 1995 (USA)
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A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Gavin
Karen Heller
Ken King ...
Petey Vasko
Bill Barrett
Pat Callendar
Patrice Jacinto
D.A. Arnold Clifford
Mr. Green
Jay Jacobus ...
Justin Henderson
Victoria Smith ...


Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Fransisco big noise and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the lawman emerges as a prime suspect and he has to deal with his personal feelings as well as the case. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Some women have secret fantasies. Some women have secret lives. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for grisly afterviews of murder victims, violence, language and strong scenes of aberrant sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Žad  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)


$9,795,017 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kenneth Branagh was the first choice for the part of Matt Gavin. See more »


The woman who is hit by the car is pulled by a very visible wire. See more »


Matt Gavin: There's only three fun things in life, paisà: money, sex and power.
David Corelli: Two out of three's not bad.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ray Liotta/The Donnas (2003) See more »


Last To Know
By Pat Metheny
Performed by Wallace Roney
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Chaz and Linda are GREAT together!
10 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Don't believe all the negs about this pix. It's not just another "Basic Instinct," either. Chaz and Linda are the consummate couple. V-e-r-y classy. The set decorations are fantastic. I absolutely vote Linda the quintessential queen of soft porn (or was it "hard"--I haven't yet seen the uncut version). Was it Linda or was it Memorex? Whoever it was, her legs are fabulous! Angie Everhart's sultry soliloquy describing her passion for LF (Trina) was like butter melting on a hot lobster. I found myself replaying that scene over and over just to capture the full essence of the moment. The hit-and-run scene was extremely graphic, (wow,what a stunt!) except to Friedkin fans who expect a certain amount of gratuitous violence. The final scene with CP and LF was perfect. I could feel the sexual tension jump out from the screen. The beautifully haunting song, "Mystic Dream," by Loreena McKennitt fit the dark mood perfectly. I still don't know why I love this movie; to borrow a line from the film, it must be "hysterical blindness." Go see this movie with a date, and have a great time together afterwards!

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