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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.

Director:

William Friedkin

Writer:

Joe Eszterhas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... Mr. Green
Jay Jacobus Jay Jacobus ... Justin Henderson
Victoria Smith Victoria Smith ... Sandy
Drew Snyder ... Executive
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Storyline

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 women have secret fantasies. Some women have secret lives. See more »

Genres:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Paramount

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jeido See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,284,246, 13 October 1995

Gross USA:

$9,795,017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James Horner had a couple of other scores for other movies the same year as this like Braveheart (1995), Apollo 13 (1995), Jumanji (1995), Casper (1995) and Balto (1995). His score in this film is mixed with the song mystic's dream by Lorenna McKennitt and it sounds similar to his other scores in Red Heat (1988), Thunderheart (1992), etc. Horner was chosen in part by the studio who loved the score of Braveheart that he did for them and for Mel Gibson himself and also William Friedkin wanted to have a chance to work with Horner since he admired his work in other films. See more »

Goofs

Just after the black Thunderbird runs over Patrice for the second time, somebody yells "Hey, you asshole!" Just over a minute later, as the Thunderbird skids through an intersection, the same voice can be heard yelling exactly the same line in the same way, indicating a repeated audio clip. See more »

Quotes

David Corelli: Cristal, Baluga, Wolfgang Puck... it's a fuckhouse.
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Alternate Versions

The 107-minute director's cut is available on VHS from Paramount in the USA. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Endless Love (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Or When
By Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
Performed by Peter Duchin and The Peter Duchin Orchestra
Produced by Frank Filipetti
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User Reviews

Wow, It's not THAT bad.
21 September 2000 | by o4u2001See all my reviews

I'm shocked by the huge number of negative comments. This film is great, obviously written before Showgirls was released (when the screenwriter's ego was still intact.) Between Joe's deliriously entertaining B-movie dialogue and Friedkin's rock-solid direction, I find this movie fascinating and fun, the only downpoint being the lackluster ending. Jade has the greatest car chase I've seen in any film since the last time this director tackled one, and it's full of cute little references to the rest of his career. There is even a blatant homage to "Cruising" (Al Pacino) for those of you who were really paying attention. When David Caruso takes those cufflinks out of the drawer and looks in the mirror as we fade to the beach skyline...shot for shot and beat for beat it's the last two shots of Cruising, and it even conveys a similar meaning. This movie is clever, raunchy, sexy and fun. It's not the greatest film ever made, but it certainly deserves a lot more credit than it is receiving here. When did film lovers become such humorless prudes? (And why did Friedkin insist that the DVD be released only in a fullscreen version? Why, why, why???)


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