Jagged Edge

When a murder case is this shocking, which do you trust? Your emotions or your evidence?

When a wealthy woman is brutally murdered one night, her husband (Jeff Bridges) becomes a suspect; his attorney (Glenn Close) doesn’t know what to think. One of the earliest films to employ a thriller formula that writer Joe Eszterhas would return to in his subsequent films. Flawed in several ways, the writing is nevertheless helped by the direction and acting. The scenes where the masked killer strikes are effectively staged and watching Close as the lawyer with a dark past, Peter Coyote as the aggressive prosecutor and Robert Loggia as a rough investigator makes up for the weak love story.

1985-U.S. 108 min. Color. Directed by Richard Marquand. Screenplay: Joe Eszterhas. Cast: Jeff Bridges (Jack Forrester), Glenn Close (Teddy Barnes), Peter Coyote (Thomas Krasny), Robert Loggia, John Dehner, Leigh Taylor-Young… Lance Henriksen.

Trivia: Kevin Costner was allegedly considered for the part of Jack.


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