Jagged Edge (film)
Jagged Edge is a 1985 American courtroom drama erotic thriller film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Richard Marquand. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Peter Coyote and Robert Loggia. An intruder in a black mask ties up San Francisco socialite Paige Forrester at her remote beach house and kills her with a hunting knife, he writes the word "Bitch" on the wall with her blood. Her husband Jack is arrested for her murder by a district attorney. Jack tries to hire high-profile lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him. Barnes used to work for Krasny, she is reluctant to take the case, as she stopped working in criminal law after an incident with Krasny. Krasny runs into Barnes, he tells her. Barnes visits a private detective who used to work for Krasny's office as well, he stopped private investigations at the same time that Barnes left Krasny's office, it becomes clear that the Styles case was the reason. Barnes decides to take the case. While preparing for the trial and Forrester spend a great deal of time together, sleep together.
Ransom warns Barnes. Her office begins receiving anonymous typed letters. All of the letter t's are raised, analysis determines that they were written on a 1942 Corona typewriter. In a pre-trial meeting, Barnes tells the judge that Krasny has a history of not meeting his discovery obligations; the prosecution's case relies on circumstantial evidence. Witness Ginny Howell testifies that Paige told her she was divorcing Jack, but Barnes discredits her with evidence, including a love letter, that her advances had been rejected by Jack, causing Paige to cut off all communication with her. Barnes discredits Anthony Fabrizi, a locker-room attendant at a private club who claims to have seen a hunting knife in Forrester's locker, when he admits that the knife was in another member's locker. Krasny calls Eileen Avery, who had an affair with Forrester; as Avery details her relationship with Forrester, Barnes finds it eerily similar to her own relationship with Forrester. She feels manipulated and now believes Forrester is guilty, but agrees to continue out of a sense of duty.
Another note arrives at her office saying, "He is innocent. Santa Cruz. January 21, 1984. Ask Julie Jensen." Barnes interviews Jensen, who testifies at the trial that she was attacked in the same manner as Paige Forrester. All the details match; as Krasny objects that the attack on Jensen is unrelated to the one on Forrester, he lets slip that his office had investigated the attack and not revealed it in discovery. In chambers, the judge threatens to have Krasny disbarred. Krasny insists that Forrester staged the earlier attack in order to create an alibi of sorts for Paige's murder, which he had planned for 18 months. Krasny insists that Forrester has been sending Barnes the anonymous notes. After Forrester is found not guilty, Barnes announces to the media that she left Krasny's office over the Henry Styles case, where Krasny suppressed evidence that proved Styles was innocent. Krasny walks off in disgust. Barnes goes to Forrester's house to celebrate, they sleep together again. In the morning, she discovers a typewriter in his closet.
She tests it, the "t" is raised, just as in the anonymous notes. She throws clothing over the typewriter and flees with it, pretending to Forrester that her little boy is sick; when Forrester calls, she tells him. Forrester says that he is coming over. Barnes calls Ransom, on the brink of telling him, but instead hangs up. A masked figure confronts her in her bedroom; as he starts to attack, Barnes throws back the covers to reveal her gun. She shoots him several times. Ransom comes in and unmasks the attacker: It is Forrester. Actress Maria Mayenzet appears, in the opening scene, as murder victim Page Forrester. According to Joe Eszterhas, the film originated with producer Martin Ransohoff, who wanted to make a courtroom drama in the vein of Anatomy of a Murder; the film was written as a vehicle for Jane Fonda, who turned down the project. Jagged Edge received positive reviews from critics, it holds an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 28 reviews. Variety praised the performances of its two lead actors.
Janet Maslin of The New York Times praised the performances, but thought the film predictable. Roger Ebert described the suspense in the film as "supremely effective" and rated the movie 3 1/2 stars. Sony Pictures announced in 2018 that a remake of Jagged Edge is in the works with Oscar winning actress Halle Berry starring. Jagged Edge at AllMovie Jagged Edge at Box Office Mojo Jagged Edge on IMDb Jagged Edge at Rotten Tomatoes
Jagged Edge (Jagged Edge album)
Jagged Edge is the eponymous fifth studio album by American R&B group Jagged Edge, released in 2006. It debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 115,000 copies in the US; the album spawned four singles, "So Amazing", "Good Luck Charm", "Season's Change" and "Stunnas". There is a remixed version of "So Amazing" produced by Lil Jon, featuring Bohagon
Jagged Edge (Gary Numan album)
Jagged Edge is a 2-disc album of alternate versions and remixes of songs from the album Jagged. When Numan started recording the album Jagged he was to use Andy Gray as the producer, who worked on the 2-disc compilation album Hybrid. A version of "Jagged" and work on a track called "Does God Bleed?" were the only outcomes from these session with Gray, he had to leave the project. Numan went back to Pure producers Sulpher to work on the album, again there were delays caused by the birth of Numan's second daughter and record label politics; because of these events, only six tracks were completed. These tracks were used for Jagged Edge along with new reworkings remixed and produced by the original album co-producer, Ade Fenton; the album was not offered on General release and available through Nuworld the Official Gary Numan website only, due to this, Jagged Edge becomes the least selling album to date. All tracks written by Gary Numan. "Edge" – 4:07 "Fold" – 6:51 "Halo" – 4:32 "In A Dark Place" – 3:59 "Blind" – 4:47 "Before You Hate It" – 5:36 "Haunted" – 5:09 "Slave" – 5:45 "Melt" – 4:04 "Fold" – 4:35 "Jagged" – 7:37 "Before You Hate It" – 5:49 "Pressure" – 6:18 "In A Dark Place" – 6:08 "Melt" – 5:42 "Slave" – 6:39 "Scanner" – 5:16