A wealthy woman is murdered in her beach house. The husband is allegedly knocked out first. He inherits all. He has a female ex criminal prosecutor represent him in court.

Director:

Richard Marquand

Writer:

Joe Eszterhas
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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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Storyline

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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There are two sides of this mystery. Murder...And Passion. See more »


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First part of screenwriter Joe Eszterhas's San Francisco thriller trilogy. The subsequent films were Basic Instinct (1992) and Jade (1995). See more »

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During the final court day scene, Teddy Barnes' clothes change. This is because this scene was originally shot as two separate days, but were later edited into one final court day. See more »

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[last lines]
Sam Ransom: Fuck him. He was trash.
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days of our knives
2 January 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Some reviewers have called "Jagged Edge" a manipulative movie, but I didn't find it to be such at all. Granted, the plot seems to be something that we've often seen, but the director and stars know how to keep it from getting silly. When Jack Forrester (Jeff Bridges) is charged with murdering his wife, attorney Teddy Barnes (Glenn Close) defends him in court. In the process, she starts to get attracted to him. But as the story moves forward, questions start to arise: how much do we really know about any of these characters? Can an attorney get manipulated by her own client? Whom can one trust in uncertain situations? Sound hackneyed? Maybe it is a little, but the movie keeps you guessing every step of the way. Both Bridges and Close show why they're among the greatest stars of their generation. I can pretty much guarantee that you won't find this movie boring. It's hard to believe that this was directed by the same guy who did "Return of the Jedi".


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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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Dolby

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Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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