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Body Heat
- Kathleen Turner

Overview - In this humid, atmospheric film noir, a sweltering summer in south Florida sets the stage for a dark romance between an attorney and a beautiful woman as they plot her wealthy husband's early demise. Mickey Rourke's debut as an arson expert on parole is convincing and the script by Kasdan is dazzlingly treacherous.  Read more...

 
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Overview

In this humid, atmospheric film noir, a sweltering summer in south Florida sets the stage for a dark romance between an attorney and a beautiful woman as they plot her wealthy husband's early demise. Mickey Rourke's debut as an arson expert on parole is convincing and the script by Kasdan is dazzlingly treacherous.

Cast List

Lawrence Kasdan - Director/Screenwriter/Prod.
Larry Kasdan - Director/Screenwriter/Prod.
John Barry - Score composer
William Hurt - American Actor, THE BIG CHILL (1983)
Richard Crenna - American TV/Film Actor
Ted Danson - American Actor
Kathleen Turner - American Actress
Mickey Rourke - American actor, 9 1/2 WEEKS

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 113
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 012569813786
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2011

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Classic
Psychodrama
Suspense
Thriller
Racy
Murder
Film Noir
Erotic
Recommended
Infidelity
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Essential Cinema

 
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Synopsis:
During one hot and sultry Florida summer, a shady lawyer launches into a torrid relationship with a lonely woman married to a rich businessman. As their relationship grows, she decides to enlist his help in killing her husband so that the two can live comfortably off his riches. After they've successfully completed the deed, the lovers' relationship sours, and they both become principal suspects in the police investigation.

Notes:
Kathleen Turner's film debut and Lawrence Kasdan's directorial debut. Loosely adapted from James M. Cain and Billy Wilder's "Double Indemnity". Kim Zimmer replaced Turner in her role on "The Doctors." Color by Technicolor.

Reviews:
"...An engrossing, mightily stylish [film]....Luxuriant in superb craftsmanship..." - 08/19/1981 Variety


"...[BODY HEAT] can lay some claim to a textbook perfection..." - 08/28/1981 New York Times, p.C14


"...It has a power that transcends its sources....BODY HEAT is good enough to make film noir play like we hadn't seen it before..." - 07/20/1997 Chicago Sun-Times, p.5

 
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