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Body Heat (1981)  IMDB   
Genre Crime/Thriller MPAA R
Director Lawrence Kasdan Rating
Writer Lawrence Kasdan Runtime 113 minutes
Producer Fred T. Gallo Type Movie
Cinematographer Richard H. Kline Format DVD
Studio Ladd Company / Warner Brothers Disk No. 1/1
Language English Edition
Country USA UPC
Color Color    
Plot Summary

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Ned Racine is a seedy small town lawyer in Florida. During a searing heatwave he's picked up by married Matty Walker. A passionate affair commences but it isn't long before they realise the only thing standing in their way is Matty's rich husband Edmund. A plot hatches to kill him but will they pull it off?

Summary written by: Col Needham {col@imdb.com}
Actor / Character

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William Hurt ..... Ned Racine
Kathleen Turner ..... Matty Walker
Richard Crenna ..... Edmund Walker
Ted Danson ..... Peter Lowenstein
J.A. Preston ..... Oscar Grace
Mickey Rourke ..... Teddy Lewis
Kim Zimmer ..... Mary Ann
Jane Hallaren ..... Stella
Lanna Saunders ..... Roz Kraft
Carola McGuinness ..... Heather Kraft
Michael Ryan (II) ..... Miles Hardin
Larry Marko ..... Judge Costanza
Deborah Lucchesi ..... Beverly
Lynn Hallowell ..... Angela
Thom Sharp ..... Michael Glenn
Awards

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(1981) Golden Globe - New Star of the Year (nom) ..... Kathleen Turner
Review

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It's very warm in the stuffy interiors of this thinly disguised remake of Double Indemnity. Kathleen Turner is so sultry in this Deep South film noir potboiler that it's hard to imagine that this was her first starring role. She plays a devious wife who spins a web that traps a na´ve, mesmerized lawyer (William Hurt) in a scheme to kill her husband. Writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, in his directorial debut, keeps the suspense and eroticism at full power, with plot twists aplenty. He expertly uses the heat of the coastal Florida milieu; the film practically sweats. The film launched the careers of Turner and Kasdan and jump-started a noir revival. Ted Danson, Mickey Rourke, and Richard Crenna provide solid support. Kasdan, Turner, and Hurt reunited in 1988 for The Accidental Tourist. --- Michael Betzold

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