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


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R | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Marquand had previously directed Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. That was was written by Lawrence Kasdan, who that same year directed Glenn Close in The Big Chill. See more »

Goofs

Sam comes into Teddy's house and asks, "Why are you sitting in the dark?" Teddy is then revealed to be sitting on the floor, almost directly beneath two burning light bulbs. See more »

Quotes

Jack Forrester: You still think I'm guilty? How can you defend me if you think I'm guilty?
Teddy Barnes: It happens all the time. It's the way our legal system works.
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31 July 2013 | by kairinglerSee all my reviews

A man discover's his wife and maid have been murdered, an investigation ensuses and sooner rather than later he is deemed the main suspect and Is hauled in for the crime. he enlists the help of a pretty young lawyer who he eventually falls for,, the two get close,, and she let's her emotions run wild, and cleary she falls for him while defending him against the charges that he brutally murdered his wife,, apparently though his wife was cheating at the time,, and her boyfriend turns up dead later, on, but there is more to this than we think as the lawyer's assistant's dig up more information on her and the boyfriend,, classic edge of you're seat thriller , that will keep you guessing until the end.


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