Jagged Edge

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Richard Marquand
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

...but I wanna know if you ever argued.

I never said we didn't argue.

- So, you argued.

- What did you argue about?

I told you, we had the usual arguments.

- We were married!

- Arnold needs to speak to you, sir.

I thought you had the only perfect

marriage in the state of California.

That's fine, Mr. Fabrizi, but let's get back

to the bit about the lockers.

The club gives me a passkey, you know.

So, I go through them.

The members don't even know

I've been in there.

I've seen all their stuff.

Their rubbers and everything.

- That's when I saw it.

- The knife?

- Yeah, the knife.

- When did you see it?


It was right after New Year's last year.

They like me to go in there

at the start of the year and clean them out.

Start the year off with clean assholes.

Excuse me.

They let you clean out private lockers?

Sure, they trust me.

I been workin' for them for 20 years.

What kind of knife did you see?

A hunting knife, about 6 inches long

with a jag on the edge.

How'd you know it was Forrester's locker?

'Cause it was numbered 122

and that's his number.

Because right after I saw it,

I thought to myself:

"I didn't know Mr. Forrester was a hunter."

It kind of made me feel good, you know...

...that he was a hunter, you know?

Yeah. I know what you mean.

- I'm getting tired of this, Andrew.

- Look, admit it, she owned you.

- I'm getting tired of this.

- We're all getting tired of it.

We've been doing this too long.

I had no quarrel with the financial structure

of the company.

Do you hunt, Mr. Forrester?


Have you ever been hunting?


- Do you own a hunting knife?

- No.

What the f*ck is going on?

Have you ever been in possession

of a hunting knife?


I'm giving you a chance to cop a plea.

You think I killed my wife? Prove it.

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Joe Eszterhas

József A. "Joe" Eszterhas (; Hungarian: [ˈjoːʒɛf ˈɛstɛrhaːʃ]; born November 23, 1944) is a Hungarian-American writer. He wrote the screenplays for the films Flashdance, Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct and Showgirls. He has also written several books, including an autobiography entitled Hollywood Animal, American Rhapsody and Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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