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
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The band playing "That Old Feeling" onstage when Ned first spies Matty is the Fort Lauderdale High School Jazz Band, performing at the Hollywood Bandshell. They had practiced the song and performed it during shooting but it was dubbed over for production. See more »
When Matty is in the restaurant with her husband and Ned, the wine that is poured is white but the husband is drinking red. See more »
I need someone to take care of me, someone to rub my tired muscles, smooth out my sheets.
I just need it for tonight.
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Strange as it may seem, at least one commercial television print completely eliminates the key sequence where Richard Crenna's character is killed! See more »
Feel Like a Number
Music and Lyrics by Bob Seger (uncredited)
as Performed by Bob Seger
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc. See more »
The soundtrack/ scoring steals the show?
I stumbled across 'Body Heat' recently during a late night channel surf, and I would have to say that I was also pleasantly surprised at the high quality of this movie.
Though the acting and direction are top notch, I felt the music really pushed the movie over the top. The hauntingly melancholic string work serves not only as ambiance, but also acts as narrative. The sweet yet cautionary score mirrors the plot theme of 'moth to the flame'- obvious danger yet unavoidably seductive beauty. To this day, it sends chills down my spine!
p.s. Ted Danson's 'happy go lucky, dancing fool' role is sublime. Reminds me of his 'Creepshow' role around this same time period, which is also great.
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