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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When Ned and Matty are arguing in the entry way, the ceiling fan behind Matty changes speeds between shots. 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 »
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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