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Actors: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Crenna, Michael Biehn
Director: William Friedkin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     1999     1hr 35min

Neither director William Friedkin nor star David Caruso could redeem this vulgar, nasty script by Joe Eszterhas. Caruso is a politically ambitious assistant D.A. investigating the gruesome murder of a San Francisco bigwig....  more »


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Actors: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Crenna, Michael Biehn
Director: William Friedkin
Creators: Catherine Meyers, Craig Baumgarten, Gary Adelson, George Goodman, Joe Eszterhas, Robert Evans
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/16/1999
Original Release Date: 10/13/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 10/13/1995
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Daniel B. (MooVJunkE) from SAINT CLOUD, MN
Reviewed on 3/14/2014...
Bor-ing! ..Suspense? Uh, not really. My wife and I were calling out quotes and the next 'reveal' during the movie. The only good thing- it's a short movie and we didn't lose too much of lives on this one. Save yourself- deny the transaction when I post this stinker into the system! :)
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Movie Reviews

Mystery and suspense at its best
Felecia Constance Rowe | 07/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some fantasies go too far. Money, sex and power are the things that most corrupt Los Angeles citizens in the modern world and in the classy thriller "Jade", penned by "Basic Instinct" screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and directed by "The Exorcist" director William Friedkin. This is a film I will definitely run out and buy on DVD now that I just got a DVD player. The film, despite many peoples' horrible opinions, is mystery and suspense at its best, delievring powerful dialogue, a chilling and provocative musical score, and unique directing and editing. Not to mention the terrific car chase scene that took the cast and crew three weeks to shoot in the cooperative Chinatown in California. Car chase scenes have become a trifle trite, however it remains tastefully done and riveting in this also riveting film. "Jade" shows that there is a dark side to people of high and low levels of power, and that they will commit heinous and destructive acts to remain in the chair of power, and as clinical psychologist Katrina Gavin (the wonderful and talented Linda Fiorentino) says, "The people who commit these acts are in many ways no different from you and me. But they are no longer able to control their urges. They disassociate themselves from their own actions, often experiencing an hysterical blindness. They are blind to the darkness within themselves.""
Good movie, bad dvd
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While I think this movie is very fun and trashy, the DVD has only the r-rated version. On video, one can buy the unrated director's cut, which has about 10 minutes added (this includes a little more nudity, dialogue and the ending is changed substantially). Just buy the video, and the film was shot at an aspect ration of 1:1.85, so you're not missing that much since it's not letterboxed."
Jade is an seducing film by Linda Fiorentino
Felecia Constance Rowe | Pensacola, FL United States | 10/07/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Basic Instinct screenwriter Joe Esterhas' wicked knowledge of the trangsgressions of the rich and the powerful are deftly exposed by director William Friedkin and Linda Fiorentino. She is perfectly cast as the psychologist and as the illicit liason Jade. Chazz Palminteri, her husband, and David Caruso, a tad young for the role, makes for an interesting storyline. The graphic sexuality exhibited is for adults only but the movie delivers the seedy underbelly of politics and power and illustrates how a woman scorned can enter into a circle from which she has no escape. Unlike the Last Seduction, Fiorentino is the victim and not the temptress yearning for the love she doesn't have. Unfortunately, her husband isn't it either. With Loreena McKennitt's soulful sounds and Linda's great performance, she eventually gets under your skin as a woman looking for love in all the wrong places. Maybe that was the moral rather than Joe Esterhas's preoccupation with all the women he couldn't have in high school (as one critic wrote). Deftly directed, superbly acted, and well-executed. Jade is worth a watch only because of Linda Fiorentino's emotional resonance and convincing performance. Chazz is as excellent as ever. -Felecia Constance Rowe"