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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Joe Eszterhas (written by)
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Release Date:
13 October 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Some women have secret fantasies. Some women have secret lives. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Stylish thriller, better than expected See more (67 total) »

Cast

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David Caruso ... David Corelli

Linda Fiorentino ... Trina Gavin

Chazz Palminteri ... Matt Gavin

Richard Crenna ... Governor Edwards

Michael Biehn ... Bob Hargrove

Donna Murphy ... Karen Heller
Ken King ... Petey Vasko

Holt McCallany ... Bill Barrett

David Hunt ... Pat Callendar

Angie Everhart ... Patrice Jacinto

Kevin Tighe ... D.A. Arnold Clifford

Robin Thomas Grossman ... Mr. Green (as Robin Thomas)
Jay Jacobus ... Justin Henderson
Victoria Smith ... Sandy

Drew Snyder ... Executive
Bud Bostwick ... Justin Henderson's Brother
Darryl Chan ... Tommy Loy
Graham Cowley ... Deputy Coroner
Nellie Cravens ... Governor's Secretary
Ron Ulstad ... Kyle Medford
Allen Gebhardt ... Forensic Man
Garrett Griffin ... Police Officer
Julian Hill ... Forensic

Buddy Joe Hooker ... Assistant District Attorney
Bobby Bass ... Assistant District Attorney
Sandy Berumen ... Assistant District Attorney (as Sandra Berumen)
Dick Ziker ... Assistant District Attorney (as Richard Ziker)
Arthur Johnson ... Cop
Paul Schlotfeldt ... Cop
Rene Charles LaPrevotte ... Cop
John Loftus ... Cop
Tom Walsh ... Cop
Howard Weathersby ... Cop
Kevin Whitfield ... Cop
John Wyman ... Cop
Mini Mehra ... Resident
Nicholas Tarvid ... Pilot
Harold Morrison ... Co-Pilot
William Piletic ... Priest
Olimpia Saravia ... Maid
Tina J. Spangler ... Secretary
Isaac Spivey ... Homeless Man

Kenneth Tigar ... Corporate Man
Bill Tolliver ... Medical Examiner

James Edward Veurink ... Executive

Victor Wong ... Mr. Wong

Ron Yuan ... Technician
Peter Duchin ... Black & White Ball orchestra leader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mary Christina Brown ... Young Girl in Chinatown Parade (uncredited)
Bob Dini ... Society Dancer (uncredited)

Jeff Scott ... Waiter (uncredited)
Victor Talmadge ... Lawyer (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Friedkin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Joe Eszterhas (written by)

Produced by
Gary Adelson .... producer
Craig Baumgarten .... producer
Robert Evans .... producer
George Goodman .... co-producer
William J. MacDonald .... executive producer
Catherine Meyers .... field producer: EPK
Joe Eszterhas .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
James Horner 
 
Cinematography by
Andrzej Bartkowiak 
 
Film Editing by
Augie Hess 
 
Casting by
Ronnie Yeskel 
 
Production Design by
Alex Tavoularis 
 
Art Direction by
Charles William Breen  (as Charles Breen)
 
Set Decoration by
Gary Fettis 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
 
Makeup Department
Bruce Barlow .... special makeup effects artist
Michael Laudati .... makeup artist
Charlotte Parker .... hair stylist (as Charlotte Gravenor)
Gail Rowell-Ryan .... hair stylist
Robert Ryan .... makeup artist
Chris Walas .... special makeup effects
 
Production Management
George Goodman .... production manager
Charles Skouras III .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... assistant director
Jay Guerra .... dga trainee
Hilbert Hakim .... second second assistant director
Eric Jones .... second second assistant director
Ron Kinwald .... additional second assistant director
Robin R. Oliver .... assistant director
Thomas Schellenberg .... second second assistant director (as Tom Schellenberg)
 
Art Department
Kirsten Anderson .... construction accountant
Scott M. Anderson .... assistant property master
Kristin Argue .... drapery
James Burke .... greensman
Ashley Burnham .... art department coordinator
Christopher Carlson .... set dresser
John Chichester .... set designer
Dale DeStefani .... general foreman
Shepherd Frankel .... art department assistant
Stephen J. Gardner .... props assistant: San Francisco
Robert C. Goldstein .... set designer
Bruce Harris .... propmaker
Kurt V. Hulett .... lead man
Mark Knapton .... propmaker
Jeffrey Kushon .... lead person
John Lister .... set dresser
Doni McMillan .... set dresser
Barbara Munch .... set decorator: San Francisco
James J. Murakami .... assistant art director (as James Murakami)
Scott Newell .... carpenter: San Francisco crew
Maureen Osborne .... set dresser
Fred Paulsen .... set dresser
Tom Southwell .... production illustrator
Patrick Tatopoulos .... production illustrator
Christopher Woodworth .... lead scenic
Stephanie Ziemer .... buyer
Stephanie Ziemer .... set decorator: Los Angeles
 
Sound Department
Bill Baldwin .... assistant sound editor
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Pamela Bentkowski .... supervising foley editor
Sandy Berman .... sound designer
Sandy Berman .... supervising sound editor
James Beshears .... supervising adr editor
Christopher Boyes .... assistant sound designer
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor (as Damon D. Cohoon)
Matt Colleran .... transfer recordist
Kay Colvin .... utility sound
Richard Corwin .... dialogue editor
Gloria D'Alessandro .... supervising dialogue editor
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Tammy Fearing .... assistant sound editor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Christopher Flick .... foley editor
Kirk Francis .... sound mixer
Cameron Frankley .... sound editor
Avram D. Gold .... adr editor
Galen Goodpaster .... first assistant sound editor
Scott G.G. Haller .... sound editor
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer
Denise Horta .... adr editor
Stephen Janisz .... adr editor
Mark L. Mangino .... sound effects editor
Scott Millan .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Myers .... sound designer
Andy Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffrey R. Payne .... foley editor (as Jeff Payne)
Lisa Peters .... assistant sound editor (as Lisa M. Peters)
Carin Rogers .... dialogue editor
Gary Rydstrom .... sound designer
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Frank Smathers .... foley editor
Greg Stacy .... sound effects editor
Mike Szakmeister .... sound effects editor
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Dana LeBlanc Frankley .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Michelle Lyman .... special effects crew
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... special effects coordinator
Michael Meier .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Michael Wick .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gregory D. Liegey .... visual effects composite artist
Richard Ivan Mann .... visual effects producer: Hollywood Digital
James Valentine .... rotoscope supervisor
 
Stunts
Pete Antico .... stunts
Dave Bartholomew .... stunts
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Jeff Brockton .... stunts
Ron Burke .... stunts
Michele Burkett .... stunts
Bobby Burns .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as Bill Burton Jr.)
Rocky Capella .... stunts
Jack Carpenter .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts
Lauro Chartrand .... stunts
Alisa Christensen .... stunts (as Alisha Christensen)
Wally Crowder .... stunts
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunts
Steve M. Davison .... stunts
Lisa Dempsey .... stunts
Annie Ellis .... stunts
Andrew D. Graham .... stunt performer
Greg Harris .... stunts
Dana Hee .... stunts
Freddie Hice .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts (as William H. Hooker)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Richard Hooker .... stunts
Randall Huber .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Thomas J. Huff)
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Joel Kramer .... stunts
Brad Lackey .... stunts
Kevin Larson .... stunts
Daniel Lee .... stunts (as Danny Lee)
Will Leong .... stunts (as Willy Leong)
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts (as Billy Lucas)
Johnny Martin .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts (as John C. Meier)
Jeff Mosley .... stunts
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts
Ralph W. Odum .... stunts
Shane K. Odum .... stunts
Shawn Odum .... stunts (as Shawn K. Odum)
Gerald Okamura .... stunts
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Steve C. Porter .... precision driver
Don Pulford .... stunts
Rex Reddick .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts (as Patrick Romano)
R.A. Rondell .... stunts
C. Porter Steve .... precision driver
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Danny Wynands .... stunts
Nick Brett .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Steven Ito .... stunts (uncredited)
John Koyama .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Meredith .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Romano .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Toy .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Wilder .... stunt double: David Caruso (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Adcock .... first assistant camera
Eric Amundsen .... second assistant camera: San Francisco
Christopher Blauvelt .... second assistant camera (as Chris Blauvelt)
Frank Detone Jr. .... rigging grip
Jonathan Doff .... video assist operator
Joseph Emanuele .... electrician
Randy Feemster .... camera operator: "b" camera
Patrick Figueroa .... grip: San Francisco unit crew
Robin P. Knight .... key grip
Jay Laws .... lighting technician
Gregory Lundsgaard .... Steadicam operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Gregory Lundsgaard .... additional camera operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Michael E. Matteson .... key rigging grip
Robert 'Boomer' McCann .... grip: San Francisco (as Bob 'Boomer' McCann)
Gary McClendon .... lamp operator: San Francisco crew
Vern Nobles .... first assistant camera
Michael Scott .... camera operator
Terry Sullivan .... lamp operator: San Francisco crew
Kevin Thompson .... electrician
Paul Wilkowsky .... grip
Gregory Collis .... rigging grip (uncredited)
J. Michael Davis .... pre-rig grip (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Ken Rudolph .... animator: main titles
 
Casting Department
Nancy Hayes .... extras casting
Nancy Hayes .... local casting
Stephanie Holbrook .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... set costumer
Lisa Lovaas .... assistant costume designer
Kelly Porter .... key set costumer
Frankie Ritacco .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jon Altschuler .... assistant editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer (as Robert Kaiser)
Darrin Navarro .... assistant editor
Paul Villasenor .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Jim Henrikson .... supervising music editor
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
Joe E. Rand .... music editor
Ron Aston .... musician: percussion programming (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Steve Bridgman .... driver
Chris Haynes .... driver
 
Other crew
Scott M. Anderson .... asst. prop master
Kelley Baker .... assistant accountant
B.J. Bjorkman .... script supervisor
Tony Gee .... production assistant
Michael Greggans .... stand-in: Chas Palminteri
Mark Hager .... production secretary
Eric Fox Hays .... production assistant
Joseph Keawkalaya .... production assistant
Eric Klosterman .... location scout
Robert Lamkin .... caterer
Greg Lazzaro .... location manager
Ellen Lent .... location manager: San Francisco (as Ellen Winchell)
Jennifer Lung .... location assistant
Tamara Maellaro .... key set medic
Laurie Noll .... location manager: San Francisco
Laurie Noll .... location scout
Elaine Patarini .... location assistant
Stefanie Pleet .... location manager: San Francisco
Francesca Prada .... location coordinator
Laurence Starkman .... title designer
Ramona Sánchez-Waggoner .... accountant
Paul Taglianetti .... video coordinator
Ken Twohy .... production assistant
Christa Vausbinder .... production coordinator
Jeanine Wilson .... first assistant accountant
Cynthia Yee .... location assistant
Ted Yonenaka .... craft service
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator
Denise Blasor .... adr (uncredited)
Danny Del Toro .... stand-in (uncredited)
Saisie M. Jang .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Mitchell Nyberg .... set coordinator (uncredited)
Danny Rivera .... photo double (uncredited)
Danny Rivera .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for grisly afterviews of murder victims, violence, language and strong scenes of aberrant sexuality
Runtime:
95 min | USA:107 min (director's cut)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to Joe Eszterhas's autobiography he hated the final film. Director William Friedkin changed Eszterhas's script so much, he threatened to remove his name from the credits. Paramount settled with him by giving him a "blind script deal" worth two to four million dollars. Later, Friedkin admitted that he did virtually rewrote the script, but Friedkin also said that this film was his most favorite film he had ever made.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The windshield of David Corelli's car.See more »
Quotes:
Trina Gavin:People who commit these acts are in many ways, no different from you and me. But, they are no longer able to control their urges. They disassociate themselves from their own actions also experiencing an hysterical blindness. They're blind to the darkness within themselves.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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23 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Stylish thriller, better than expected, 16 February 2002
Author: wherever from Phoenix, AZ

Jade got a bad rap when it showed in theaters and still appears to be getting one now from the comments here, so I didn't expect much when I caught it on cable. It never hurts to have low expectations, but I was quite pleasantly surprised and have watched it a few more times since then.

No, the plot isn't especially tight nor the story original, and it can be hard to follow at some points, but it's still an exciting, kinky, disturbing ride nonetheless.

I think the main reason I enjoyed it was the actors involved - Caruso and Palminteri were both very skilled (and surprisingly sexy - I hadn't found either to be that way in any roles I had seen them in previously, including NYPD Blue). And most of all Fiorentino smokes up the screen whenever she's on it. Sensual, damaged, brilliant. She's amazing when given a good script like the Last Seduction, but even with a flawed effort such as Jade, she still sets the house on fire.

The cinematography and art direction were the other thing that made this film. I loved the lavish sets and especially the eerie lighting during the final scene.

And as far as the comparisons to Basic Instinct, I see it as being about equal, suffering from the opposite problems as Jade; while the story was far more interesting the acting was pendantic at best. But maybe that's just my personal bias; I find Michael Douglas pompous and annoying and Sharon Stone shallow and vain.

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