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Jagged Edge (1985)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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4 October 1985 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,094,091 (USA) (6 October 1985)

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$40,500,000 (USA)
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The typewriter is the exact same one Joe Eszterhas used to type up the script of the film. 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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Thomas Krasny: He told you, didn't he? *He* told you! What did he do? Did he phone you? Send you anonymous notes?
Teddy Barnes: You'll stop at nothing, won't you? Anyone could've sent those notes; everyone knew - the police in Santa Cruz knew, people in your office knew!
Thomas Krasny: *Bullshit!* Don't you understand what he did? He did the *identical crime* eighteen months before he murdered his wife! He knew it would get him off the hook! He knew Bobby Slade was seeing his wife! That's why he did the first crime in Santa Cruz! He ...
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thriller
31 July 2013 | by (United States) – See 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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