Producer Martin Ransohoff reportedly developed PHYSICAL EVIDENCE as a sequel to his 1985 film JAGGED EDGE, and although the idea was evidently abandoned, parallels between the main characters in both films still exist. Suspended from the police force for his hot temper, Joe Paris (Burt
Reynolds, in a role similar to Robert Loggia's likable detective in JAGGED EDGE) wakes up from a drinking binge to find himself accused of the murder of a notorious gangster and unable to account for his whereabouts at the time of the killing. Needing high-profile trial experience to bolster her
resume, yuppie lawyer Jenny Hudson (Theresa Russell, in the Glenn Close-like role) takes...