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"Body Heat" with the bodies but without the heat
dinky-4 from Minneapolis
6 October 2003
There are a lot of twists and turns in the last reel of this movie but the
basic plot is that standard one about the likeable but pliable guy who
for a woman seeking his aid in an illegal scheme. Smitten, he goes along
with the scheme only to discover, when things start to go wrong, that the
woman has not been honest with him.
Strongly-etched characters are needed to sell such a plot but "Deadly
Passion" is weak in this regard. Brent Huff's not credible as a private
since he has that shallow, non-threatening softness of a young "Playgirl"
centerfold, while Ingrid Boulting lacks the sultry allure of a femme
Despite some rolling around between the sheets, there's not much of an
attraction between these two.
Harrison Coburn, (son of James), plays a pivotal role in the development
the plot but his actions don't seem to have a proper degree of motivation.
He's strictly a plot device. The fellow patient in the Bahamas hospital
benefits from Black's kindness appears to have been included just to
a feel-good ending, as does the woman whom Black winds up kissing in the
close-out scene. Eric Flynn, however, makes a good villain.
Those expecting a lot of skin and sex in these proceedings will probably
disappointed. The women of the version under review flash a few bare
and one or two bare butts but that's about it. Brent Huff takes his shirt
off a lot -- revealing a lickable, kissable chest which, curiously, shows
absolutely no sign of a gunshot injury -- but he displays no skin from the
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