Jagged Edge

Jagged Edge

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Director: Richard Marquand

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Peter Coyote

     
 

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In this hit thriller, a prosecuting attorney-turned-defense lawyer falls in love with a rich, charming client who's been accused of murdering his wife and her maid with a hunting knife. When an unknown assailant gruesomely slays San Francisco newspaper heiress Paige Forrester (Maria Mayenzet), her husband and business partner, Jack Forrester (Jeff Bridges), turns to… See more details below

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In this hit thriller, a prosecuting attorney-turned-defense lawyer falls in love with a rich, charming client who's been accused of murdering his wife and her maid with a hunting knife. When an unknown assailant gruesomely slays San Francisco newspaper heiress Paige Forrester (Maria Mayenzet), her husband and business partner, Jack Forrester (Jeff Bridges), turns to corporate attorney Teddy Barnes (Glenn Close) for counsel. Teddy, who quit her job with the district attorney's office four years earlier over an ethical dilemma, has reservations about returning to criminal work; nevertheless, she accepts the assignment, convinced of Jack's innocence and eager to face off in court against her old boss, DA Thomas Krasny (Peter Coyote), who's about run for attorney general. With the help of investigator Sam Ransom (Robert Loggia), the recently divorced Teddy builds a strong defense for her client, though the work -- and her incipient romance with Jack -- cause strain in her relationship with her children. When Jack's innocence and his romantic intentions come into question, Teddy feels her life slipping back into a moral quagmire until a series of courtroom denouements set the stage for even bigger surprises. Big-name screenwriter Joe Eszterhas' follow-up to Flashdance, Jagged Edge was directed by Richard Marquand, who had previously lensed Return of the Jedi. Parts of Jagged Edge were shot on-location in San Francisco, whose City Hall provides the film's courtroom exteriors.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Although its film noir plot turns prove somewhat unwieldy and its courtroom dramatics seem more than a little familiar, this early Joe Eszterhas effort works because of its well-drawn female protagonist, brought convincingly to life by the young Glenn Close. As principled former prosecutor Teddy Barnes, Close manages to embody her character's tangled professional, domestic, and romantic conflicts with the intelligence and warmth she brings to all but her most villainous roles. As for her co-stars, Jeff Bridges successfully treads the line between unctuous and appealing in his deliberately enigmatic role, while Peter Coyote plays the manipulative, amoral district attorney with convincing slickness. Robert Loggia gets stuck with a stock gumshoe character, but he has fun with it, as do the performers portraying the parade of low-lives and society types who grace the witness box. Some nice San Francisco scenery characterizes Matthew Leonetti's cinematography, while Richard Marquand's direction remains effective and unobtrusive. In short, Jagged Edge is a slick Hollywood product, its leading lady elevating what would otherwise be a standard-issue suspense exercise.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2011
UPC:
0014381707953
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
R
Source:
Image Entertainment
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
32,029

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Bridges Jack Forrester
Glenn Close Teddy Barnes
Peter Coyote Thomas Krasny
Robert Loggia Sam Ransom
Leigh Taylor-Young Virginia Howell
John Dehner Judge Carrigan
Marshall Colt Bobby Slade
Diane Erickson Eileen Avery
Louis Giambalvo Fabrizi
William Allen Young Greg Arnold
Brandon Call David Barnes
David Austin Policeman
Sharon Hanian Assistant District Attorney
Richard Partlow Policeman
Lynn Stalmaster Actor
Maria Mayenzet Page Forrester
Lance Henriksen Frank Martin
Ben Hammer Dr. Goldman
James Karen Andrew Hardesty
Sanford Jensen Scott Talbot
Woody Eney Austin Lofton
Al Ruscio Carl Siegal
Sarah Cunningham Judge
Ann Walker Mrs. Barnes' Secretary
James Winker Ted Fitzpatrick
Bruce French Richard Duffin
Christina Hutter Jenny Barnes
John Furlong Butler
Karen Wonnell Stablehand
Sharon Madden City Editor
Guy Boyd Matthew Barnes
Phyllis Applegate Mrs. Stiles
Michael Dorn Dan Hislan
David Wiley Court Clerk
Jay Crimp Mrs. Barnes' Assistant
Mike Mitchell Bailiff
Walter Brooke Duane Bendix
Karen Austin Julie Jensen
Bill Gratton Jury Foreman
Joyce Shank TV Interviewer
Dean Webber Newscaster
John X. Heart Reporter
Brenda Huggins Reporter
Richard Marion Reporter
Edwina Moore Reporter
Sue Rihr Reporter
Suzanne Lodge Reporter
Judith Siegfried Reporter
Sally Train Reporter
Abigail van Alyn Reporter
Terry Wills Reporter
Biff Yeager Reporter
John Clark Dr. Holloway
John Clark Dr. Holloway

Technical Credits
Richard Marquand Director
John Barry Score Composer
Sean Barton Editor
Conrad Buff Editor
Christopher Burian-Mohr Set Decoration/Design
Gene Callahan Production Designer
Terry Carr Producer
Michael Dennison Costumes/Costume Designer
Beverli Eagan Set Decoration/Design
Joe Eszterhas Screenwriter
Matthew Leonetti Cinematographer
Bob Mills Makeup
Elizabeth Pine Costumes/Costume Designer
Debby Porter Stunts
Martin Ransohoff Producer
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Smith Art Director
John Warnke Set Decoration/Design

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