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FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:October 4, 1985

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert Loggia Best Supporting Actor 1985 Nominee

Cast

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

Crew

Richard Marquand
Director
Martin Ransohoff
Producer
Terry Carr
Producer
Joe Eszterhas
Screenwriter
Matthew Leonetti
Cinematographer
John Barry
Composer (Music Score)
Sean Barton
Editor
Conrad Buff
Editor
Gene Callahan
Production Designer
Christopher Burian-Mohr
Set Designer
Beverli Eagan
Set Designer
John Warnke
Set Designer
Michael Dennison
Costume Designer
Ann Roth
Costume Designer
Elizabeth Pine
Costume Designer
Debby Porter
Stunts
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