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Body Heat (1981)

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Edmund Walker
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Teddy Lewis
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Roz Kraft
Carola McGuinness ...
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Miles Hardin
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Judge Costanza
Deborah Lucchesi ...
Beverly
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Angela
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Michael Glenn (as Thom J. Sharp)
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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? Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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She taught him everything she knew - about passion and murder. See more »


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28 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Cuerpos ardientes  »

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The dancing of lawyer Peter Lowenstein (Ted Danson) was choreographed based on the dance movements of Hollywood musical legend Fred Astaire. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, as Ned thumbs through the yearbook, the way he flips through the pages is wrong. He looks at "Tyler" first, then flips the page forward for "Simpson". Since "S" comes before "T", he should have flipped the pages backwards to see the "Simpson" photo. See more »

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Matty: What are you doing in Pine Haven?
Ned: I'm no yokel, I was all the way to Miami once.
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Referenced in Killing Mr. Griffin (1997) See more »

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That Old Feeling
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Played in the score in a bar and at a concert
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14 January 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I bought the DVD because it was cheap and because Kathleen Turner was in it. Since it's not a very famous film I was surprised how good it was. The camera-work was great. Check out an early scene in the film when the camera starts behind the bar and slides around to follow William Hurt outside where he lights up and strikes a perfect pose leaning against the doorway like Bogart or someone from one of those forties films. Wonder how many takes that took. Hurt puts in a great performance. The fact that his character is called Ned Racine gives him a head start but it's a very challenging role to portray a guy who is at the same time dynamic, lazy, naive, charming and likable. All the performances are top drawer. Kathleen Turner does a great job as the femme fatale. Mickey Rourke is in just two scenes but grabs your attention in both. Ted Danson and JA Preston are good as Ned's friends. Richard Crenna plays the kind of assertive character he played in Rambo,which fits in here as he delivers a pivotal line which sums up the story.('You've got to know the bottom line')


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