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Body Heat (1981)

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

Director:

Lawrence Kasdan

Writer:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Hurt ... Ned Racine
Kathleen Turner ... Matty Walker
Richard Crenna ... Edmund Walker
Ted Danson ... Peter Lowenstein
J.A. Preston ... Oscar Grace
Mickey Rourke ... Teddy Lewis
Kim Zimmer ... Mary Ann
Jane Hallaren ... Stella
Lanna Saunders Lanna Saunders ... Roz Kraft
Carola McGuinness Carola McGuinness ... Heather Kraft
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Miles Hardin
Larry Marko Larry Marko ... Judge Costanza
Deborah Lucchesi Deborah Lucchesi ... Beverly
Lynn Hallowell Lynn Hallowell ... Angela
Thom Sharp ... Michael Glenn (as Thom J. Sharp)
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Storyline

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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It's a hot summer. Ned Racine is waiting for something special to happen. And when it does... He won't be ready for the consequences. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuerpos ardientes See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$564,593, 30 August 1981, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,058,838, 31 December 1981
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Production Co:

The Ladd Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie features Mickey Rourke in a very early screen role as an arsonist. See more »

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Ned gets visit in jail and his hair is noticeably darker than earlier scenes. See more »

Quotes

Ned: Sometimes the shit comes down so heavy I feel like I should wear a hat.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Referenced in Mr. Belvedere: The Ticket (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Feel Like a Number
(1978)
Music and Lyrics by Bob Seger (uncredited)
as Performed by Bob Seger
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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25 April 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the hot Pinehaven, Florida, the smalltime wolf lawyer Ned Racine (William Hurt) flirts with the sexy but married Matty Walker (Kathleen Turner) and they begin a torrid love affair. After a short period together, she convinces him that her husband and mobster Edmund Walker (Richard Crenna) is an obstacle for their passion and they have a prenuptial agreement; therefore he should be eliminated. Ned carefully plots a perfect scheme for killing Edmund; however things go wrong when successive evidences are disclosed conspiring against him.

"Body Heat" is the greatest homage to film-noir ever! The debut of the writer and director Lawrence Kasdan is an unforgettable masterpiece, and I do not know how many times I have watched this classy feature since 1981 (last time was on 04 February 2001) that is among my favorites. The astonishing Kathleen Turner in her debut in cinema is sexy, hot, and gorgeous performing one of the most Machiavellian female fatales of the cinema history. The novice William Hurt is perfect in the role of the shabby and cynical lawyer Ned Racine. The music score of John Barry is perfect supporting the bleak atmosphere of the story. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Corpos Ardentes" ("Heat Bodies")


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