Jagged Edge


Jagged Edge

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When his wife is brutally murdered, San Francisco newspaper mogul Jeff Bridges is the prime suspect. High-priced defense lawyer Glenn Close takes the case, falling in love with Bridges in the process. Totally convinced of his innocence, Close earns Bridges an acquittal by producing surprise character witness Leigh Taylor-Young. Unfortunately, Close has allowed her heart to rule her head under the worst possible circumstances, as the film's slasher-movie finale proves. Though it starts with style and assurance, The Jagged Edge quickly descends into a mass of inconsistencies, cavernous plot holes, and neanderthal behavior on the part of the "smartest" characters. Only Robert Loggia, as a no-nonsense private eye, emerges from this melange without egg on his face.

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Glenn Close
as Teddy Barnes
Jeff Bridges
as Jack Forrester
Peter Coyote
as Thomas Krasny
Robert Loggia
as Sam Ransom
John Dehner
as Judge Carrigan
Karen Austin
as Julie Jensen
Guy Boyd
as Matthew Barnes
Marshall Colt
as Bobby Slade
Ben Hammer
as Dr. Goldman
Lance Henriksen
as Frank Martin
Sanford Jensen
as Scott Talbot
David Austin
as Policeman
James Karen
as Andrew Hardesty
Leigh Taylor-Young
as Virginia Howell
Maria Mayenzet
as Page Forrester
Woody Eney
as Austin Lofton
Al Ruscio
as Carl Siegal
Sharon Hanian
as Assistant District Attorney
Ann Walker
as Mrs. Barnes' Secretary
James Winker
as Ted Fitzpatrick
Bruce French
as Richard Duffin
Brandon Call
as David Barnes
Christina Hutter
as Jenny Barnes
Karen Wonnell
as Stablehand
Phyllis Applegate
as Mrs. Stiles
John Clark
as Dr. Holloway
David Wiley
as Court Clerk
Sharon Madden
as City Editor
Jay Crimp
as Mrs. Barnes's Assistant
Diane Erickson
as Eileen Avery
Michael Dorn
as Dan Hislan
Walter Brooke
as Duane Bendix
Bill Gratton
as Jury Foreman
Joyce Shank
as TV Interviewer
Dean Webber
as Newscaster
John X. Heart
as Reporter
Edwina Moore
as Reporter
Sue Rihr
as Reporter
Suzanne Lodge
as Reporter
Sally Train
as Reporter
Terry Wills
as Reporter
Biff Yeager
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Jagged Edge

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Audience Reviews for Jagged Edge


A suspenseful thriller/drama, Jagged Edge didn't blow me away but it kept me guessing until the end and it's worth watching if you enjoy murder mysteries.

Joey Shapiro
Joey Shapiro

Super Reviewer


A great, tense and violent thriller as a laywer defends a man accused of killing his wife.....and starts to fall for him herself.

Dean King
Dean King

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The whole selling point of this film at the time was it's "shock" ending. Which is so unbelievably predictable, a 2 year old could guess it. A waste of time.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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A glossy thriller.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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