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?
Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his ... See full summary »
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
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Director Richard Marquand considered Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas for the lead roles. Turner and Douglas had starred together the comedy Romancing the Stone (1984) the year before. According to writer Joe Eszterhas in his book "Hollywood Animal", Marquand met both actors separately to talk about the parts but said the meeting with Turner was a "chemical mismatch" and Douglas wasn't interested in doing a mystery thriller at that point. 7 years later, Douglas starred the mystery thriller Basic Instinct (1992) also written by Eszterhas. See more »
After court, Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges are on top floor of a parking garage located by Fisherman's Wharf. This parking garage
is miles away from the Court buildings which are located in the Civic Center
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He told you, didn't he? *He* told you! What did he do? Did he phone you? Send you anonymous notes?
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!
*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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Some reviewers have called "Jagged Edge" a manipulative movie, but I didn't find it to be such at all. Granted, the plot seems to be something that we've often seen, but the director and stars know how to keep it from getting silly. When Jack Forrester (Jeff Bridges) is charged with murdering his wife, attorney Teddy Barnes (Glenn Close) defends him in court. In the process, she starts to get attracted to him. But as the story moves forward, questions start to arise: how much do we really know about any of these characters? Can an attorney get manipulated by her own client? Whom can one trust in uncertain situations? Sound hackneyed? Maybe it is a little, but the movie keeps you guessing every step of the way. Both Bridges and Close show why they're among the greatest stars of their generation. I can pretty much guarantee that you won't find this movie boring. It's hard to believe that this was directed by the same guy who did "Return of the Jedi".
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