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Jade (1995)

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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:
Bill Barrett
Pat Callendar
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 fantasies go too far. 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:

Jeido  »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,284,246, 13 October 1995

Gross USA:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Warren Beatty turned down the role of David Corelli. See more »


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


[last lines]
Matt Gavin: Trina, the next time we make love, you introduce me to Jade.
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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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Underrated Movie
25 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I think this movie has the lowest IMDB user vote rating of any movie that I like. It is really an entertaining movie and I am not sure why it is getting such poor ratings here. It is not perfect and may have a few plot holes, but it is definitely worth seeing. There must be an anti-Caruso IMDB splinter cell operating in cyberspace and conspiring to drop the IMDB user rating for all his movies about 2 to 3 points. Check it out and see what you think. Linda Fiorentino is truly hot and well cast as the steamy babe. Caruso's performance is very believable. Richard Crenna is underrated and good here too. Angie Everhart and Donna Murphy are pleasing to look at and also give good performances in smaller roles. Ignore the anti-Caruso crowd, who must be a band of closet NYPD Blue freaks that are still upset that he left that show to make films.

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