R | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A wealthy woman is murdered in her beach house. The husband is allegedly knocked out first. He inherits all. He has a female ex criminal prosecutor represent him in court.
First part of screenwriter Joe Eszterhas's San Francisco thriller trilogy. The subsequent films were Basic Instinct (1992) and Jade (1995).
The guy had a rap sheet as long as my dick.
When Julie Jensen is testifying and Krasny and Barnes are arguing, the judge says "I'll see you both in my chambers!" and stands up and leaves the courtroom. The bailiff does not call "All Rise" and no one in the courtroom stands. This occurs several times during the trial.
$4,094,091 6 October 1985