Jagged Edge is a 1985 film starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, and Peter Coyote. Robert Loggia received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in this film. It is a courtroom thriller with a 1940s feel, written by Joe Eszterhas, and directed by Richard Marquand. The film became a box office hit.
When D.A. Krasny is informed that Forrester hired Teddy to defend him, he pays a visit to the restaurant where she dines with her ex-husband and tells her that "Henry Styles hanged himself in his cell". Teddy becomes upset at the news, and she later attends Styles' funeral from the shades. Styles' mother warns her to stay away from her and her family. Teddy teams up with her old friend Sam.
Over the course of time, an attraction grows between Teddy and Jack. D.A. Krasny is convinced that Forrester is an "iceman" who carefully planned the murder for at least 18 months, before killing his wife in a horrific manner in order to make it look like the work of a crazed killer. Teddy doesn't believe him— there is bad blood between her and Krasny due to an event years earlier when Teddy was working for the D.A.'s office and, it is implied, helped Krasny cover something up in order to advance his career. It was this event that caused Teddy to leave criminal law and work for a corporate law firm instead. Meanwhile, Teddy finds herself defending a man she has fallen in love with. There are numerous shocking turns throughout the trial that keep the audience guessing about Forrester's guilt or innocence.