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Jagged Edge (1985)

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A wealthy woman is murdered in her beach house. The husband is allegedly knocked out first. He inherits all her inherited wealth. He has a female corporate lawyer, criminal prosecutor 4 years ago, represent him in court. Guilty?

Director:

Richard Marquand

Writer:

Joe Eszterhas
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Mayenzet ... Page Forrester
Peter Coyote ... Thomas Krasny
Dave Austin 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 Sanford Jensen ... Scott Talbot
Woody Eney Woody Eney ... Austin Lofton
Al Ruscio ... Carl Siegal
Sharon Hanian Sharon Hanian ... Assistant D.A.
Sarah Cunningham ... First Judge
Glenn Close ... Teddy Barnes
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San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she hasn't handled a criminal case for many years. There's a certain chemistry between them and Teddy soon finds herself defending the man she loves. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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When a murder case is this shocking, which do you trust... your emotions or the evidence? See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Some weeks after Siskel and Ebert had reviewed the movie on their show, they returned to the movie to address complaints of those who were unable to recognize the face of the killer in the last scene, so they gave their viewers time to turn down the sound and then explained who the killer was. See more »

Goofs

After Teddy accepts the case, she and Sam are discussing Forrester passing the Polygraph test and what to do after. Behind them, we see a member of the production crew walk by the window, then quickly backing up after realizing that the cameras are still rolling. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sam Ransom: Fuck him. He was trash.
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Connections

Spoofed in Sledge Hammer!: Jagged Sledge (1987) See more »

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A tense thriller with a great cast
13 September 2005 | by NewEnglandPatSee all my reviews

Picture is a fine murder mystery, courtroom drama and romantic thriller as attorney Glenn Close defends client Jeff Bridges against murder charges. Also aiding Close is Robert Loggia as a tough private investigator who uncovers some disturbing information about Bridges during the proceedings as Close becomes involved with her client on a personal level. The film shows Close juggling her professional career and personal life as a single mother and Bridges is all boyish charm and good looks and make quite a handsome couple. The movie has a solid supporting cast that includes Peter Coyote, John Dehner and Leigh Taylor-Young and a nice music score by John Barry.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hearts of Fire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,094,091, 6 October 1985

Gross USA:

$40,491,165

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,491,165
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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