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Jagged Edge

Year:
Duration:
108 min
Genres:
Crime | Thriller | Mystery | Romance
IMDB rate:
6.5
Director:
Richard Marquand
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1985-10-04
Filming Locations: 1761 Potrero Road, Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $15,000,000
Opening Weekend: $4,094,091 (USA) (6 October 1985)
Gross: $40,500,000 (USA)£2,450,000 (UK)
Cast
Actor
Character
Maria Mayenzet
Page Forrester
Peter Coyote
Thomas Krasny
Dave Austin
Policeman
Richard Partlow
Policeman
Lance Henriksen
Frank Martin
William Allen Young
Greg Arnold
Ben Hammer
Dr. Goldman
Jeff Bridges
Jack Forrester
James Karen
Andrew Hardesty
Sanford Jensen
Scott Talbot
Woody Eney
Austin Lofton
Al Ruscio
Carl Siegal
Sharon Hanian
Assistant D.A.
Sarah Cunningham
First Judge
Glenn Close
Teddy Barnes
Ann Walker
Ms. Barnes' Secretary
James Winkler
Ted Fitzpatrick (as James Winker)
Bruce French
Richard Duffin
Brandon Call
David Barnes
Christina Hutter
Jenny Barnes
John Furlong
Butler
Karen Wonnell
Stablehand
Sharon Madden
City Editor
Guy Boyd
Matthew Barnes
Robert Loggia
Sam Ransom
Michael Dorn
Dan Hislan
John Clark
Dr. Holloway
Louis Giambalvo
Fabrizi
John Dehner
Judge Carrigan
David Wiley
Court Clerk
Leigh Taylor-Young
Virginia Howell
Jay Crimp
Ms. Barnes' Assistant
Mike Mitchell
Bailiff
Diane Erickson
Eileen Avery
Marshall Colt
Bobby Slade
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
Did you know?
Trivia
According to show-business trade paper 'Variety, the film's two leads, Jeff Bridges and Glenn Close, were both at the time "Triple Oscar Nominees" who had never won.
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The movie makes mention of "The Baker Beach Killings". Actor Jeff Bridges about four years later would star in a movie called The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989).
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Joe Eszterhas originally titled the screenplay "Hearts of Fire". Columbia disliked the title and decided it had to be changed. They assigned a secretary at the studio to go through the script in an effort to come up with another title. The secretary found "jagged edge" in the description of the murder weapon: "a knife with a jagged edge". Eszterhas and director Richard Marquand would still get to use the original title when they collaborated again on 1987's Hearts of Fire (1987).
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Goofs
Blood on the hassock after she shots him in the bedroom. Next scene shows a clean hassock.
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After court,Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges are on top floor of a parking garage. Parking garage located by Fisherman's Wharf. This parking garage is miles away from the Court buildings which are located in the Civic Center area.
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Sam comes into Teddy's house and asks, "Why are you sitting in the dark?" Teddy is then revealed to be sitting on the floor, almost directly beneath two burning light bulbs.
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Quotes
Thomas Krasny: He told you, didn't he? *He* told you! What did he do? Did he phone you? Send you anonymous notes?
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Teddy Barnes: Sam! He didn't do it!
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Sam Ransom: Fuck him, he was trash.
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Faq
Q
What does the title refer to?
A
The title "Jagged Edge" refers to a murder weapon, a hunting knife with a blade that has a serrated (or jagged) edge.
Q
Is there an alternate ending for this movie?
A
Although several people claim to have seen an alternate ending for this movie by the time it was released in cinemas, back in 1985, there's no actual prove that the studio shot or released any ending different from the one we saw in the picture. Also, writer Joe Eszterhas said in his book that he fought to keep the original ending, the one that shows Jack Forrester as the killer. According to some viewers, in the alternate ending, the tennis pro Bobby Slade is the killer and Jack Forrester is the one who comes later to rescue Teddy, instead of Sam. It's possible that some viewers got confused and mixed the characters faces, creating this "urban legend".
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Photos from cast
Phyllis Applegate