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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Fog depicted in some scenes, is unheard of along the South Florida coast in summertime. See more »
You can stand here with me if you want but you'll have to agree not to talk about the heat.
I'm a married woman.
Meaning I'm not looking for company.
Then you should have said I'm a happily married woman.
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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 »
This movie was brilliant in almost every way possible. After seeing it the fourth time, I finally bumped it from a nine to a ten. The chemistry between Hurt and Turner was sensational. The story was very clever. The twist was surprising.
If you want a suspense thriller where you think you know what is going on, but don't know as much as you thought, this is it.
I had seen it before a couple times, but I hadn't seen it in years. Rarely does a movie interest me as much the second or third time around, but this one did. I started thinking about how the writer was leading us along with little bits of information and how the characters were seeing the same. I know Kasden got the the idea from Double Indemnity, but he did a great job with it. The writing was excellent and I don't compliment the writing very often.
The pacing was precisely what you would expect from a 1940's style movie as this was. The dim lighting, the lack of cool air in the summer, the sound track - especially the sax - all just right.
I can't imagine anyone not liking this movie unless it was just too hot!
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