Body Heat

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Released 1981

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Director:
Lawrence Kasdan
Released:
1981
Rating:
R
Body Heat is the acclaimed 1981 modern film noir from acclaimed filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill). Ned Racine (William Hurt, Broadcast News, A History of Violence, The Village, Lost in Space) is a dubious lawyer in a small town in Florida who suffers from the heat wave that has covered the entire state. On one evening he meets the married Matty Walker (Kathleen Turner, Romancing the Stone, V.I. Warshawski) and it doesn't take long before the two start a steaming affair. But there is only one thing that stands between them and eternal happiness. Matty's rich husband Edmund (Richard Crenna, First Blood, Jade) is a problem that needs to be taken care of. They start planning his death, but the question if they will get away with it remains. Racine's associate Peter Lowenstein (Ted Danson, Creepshow) starts to piece it together ' and if he's not far off, how far are the cops?

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Body Heat is good enough to make film noir play like we hadn't seen it before.

  • 80

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    While Body Heat involves murder, fraud, a weak hero led astray and a seductive, double-dealing broad, it also incorporates something new: a sexual explicitness that the old films c...

  • 50

    Boston Globe

    Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat--an homage to film noir--gets off to a nice start before it becomes entangled in its convoluted and somewhat uninteresting plot machinations.

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    Thrillers, Crime, obsession, quotable, characters with hidden agendas