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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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Taglines:

Some fantasies go too far. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Linda Fiorentino initially turned down the script because she didn't want to play a prostitute. She changed her mind when her character was changed through rewrites. See more »

Goofs

The woman who is hit by the car is pulled by a very visible wire. See more »

Quotes

David Corelli: Where did she go?
Matt Gavin: LA, just for a couple of days.
David Corelli: Think she's coming back?
Matt Gavin: Maybe when we get a divorce, you can marry her.
David Corelli: Cool.
Matt Gavin: She said you were a terrible lover.
David Corelli: She lies to protect your frail ego.
Matt Gavin: She said that's why she chose me.
David Corelli: Everybody make mistakes.
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Alternate Versions

The European version apparently contains more explicit sex than the R-rated US versions both in the scenes featuring the videocassette that the police finds in the victim's bedroom and in the scene showing Jade and an unknown lover towards the end. These more explicit sex scenes in the European version are included in the director's cut in the U.S. These scenes were cut to avoid an "NC-17" rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) See more »

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Excerpts from 'Le Sacre Du Printemps'
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User Reviews

 
Underrated Movie
25 May 2004 | by Tulsa90See all my reviews

I think this movie has the lowest IMDB user vote rating of any movie that I like. It is really an entertaining movie and I am not sure why it is getting such poor ratings here. It is not perfect and may have a few plot holes, but it is definitely worth seeing. There must be an anti-Caruso IMDB splinter cell operating in cyberspace and conspiring to drop the IMDB user rating for all his movies about 2 to 3 points. Check it out and see what you think. Linda Fiorentino is truly hot and well cast as the steamy babe. Caruso's performance is very believable. Richard Crenna is underrated and good here too. Angie Everhart and Donna Murphy are pleasing to look at and also give good performances in smaller roles. Ignore the anti-Caruso crowd, who must be a band of closet NYPD Blue freaks that are still upset that he left that show to make films.


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