Body Heat (1981) Poster



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Version of 

Double Indemnity (1944)
based on the same James M. Cain novel "Double Indemnity"
Lux Video Theatre: Double Indemnity (1954) (TV Episode)
based on the same James M. Cain novel "Double Indemnity"
Double Indemnity (1973) (TV Movie)
based on the same James M. Cain novel "Double Indemnity"
Eruption (1977)
based on the same James M. Cain novel "Double Indemnity"

Edited into 

American Cinema: Film Noir (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The Clock (2010)


Double Indemnity (1944)
The story and characters closely parallel the earlier film. Ned, Matty and Oscar are Walter, Phyllis and Keyes respectively.
The Doctors (1963) (TV Series)
A key plot point of "Body Heat" hinges on the resemblance of Kim Zimmer to Kathleen Turner. Zimmer replaced Turner when she left the soap opera The Doctors, and Turner recommended Zimmer for Body Heat, for this reason.

Referenced in 

Taxi: Simka Returns (1982) (TV Episode)
Dialogue between Latka and Simka reminds Louie of Body Heat
Fame: Street Kid (1982) (TV Episode)
Title visible on movie marquee
The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982) (TV Special)
Cheers: Give Me a Ring Sometime (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cliff.
Saturday Night Live: Kathleen Turner/John Waite (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Remington Steele: Steele on the Air (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the dialogue.
Mr. Belvedere: The Ticket (1987) (TV Episode)
Kevin mentions this movie by name.
Siskel & Ebert: Extreme Prejudice/Marlene/Personal Services/Sweet Lorraine (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the Video Pick of the Week segment.
Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1988 (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced when discussing "The Accidental Tourist".
That's Showbusiness: Holiday Special (1989) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Breaking Up Is Hard to Doogie (1990) (TV Episode)
Vinnie suggests to Doogie and Wanda that should watch the movie on cable to loosen their sweat glands.
Tiny Toon Adventures: The Looney Beginning (1990) (TV Episode)
Babs dresses up as Jessica Rabbit and imitates Kathleen Turner, saying she wants to add more "bunny heat" to the cartoon.
Maniac Mansion: Baby Heat (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Siskel & Ebert: Fatal Instinct/Demolition Man/The Remains of the Day/Twenty Bucks (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Fatal Instinct" review.
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Nanny: Everybody Needs a Bubby (1994) (TV Episode)
Maggie has a videotape copy of the movie.
The Bitch Is Back (1995) (Short)
Doll quotes "you're not too smart, I like that in a man" line.
Home and Away: Episode #1.1843 (1996) (TV Episode)
Angel mentions this
Killing Mr. Griffin (1997) (TV Movie)
Siskel & Ebert: Palmetto/Senseless/Dangerous Beauty/Mrs. Dalloway/Nil by Mouth/Live Flesh (1998) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert cites this movie when remarking how good a Florida setting is for film noir.
Charmed: The Fourth Sister (1998) (TV Episode)
final choice in the video store
The Making of 'Silverado' (1999) (Video)
mentioned once
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) (TV Movie)
The Best of Film Noir (1999) (Video)
Poster shown.
Malcolm in the Middle: Traffic Jam (2000) (TV Episode)
Lois mentions she and Hal rented that film when Dewey was concieved
Dawson's Creek: After Hours (2002) (TV Episode)
Amy asks Dawson to name a truly original movie by a first-time director.
Law & Order: Hitman (2002) (TV Episode)
Lennie claims to have seen the film three times.
Jism (2003)
Memories of Murder (2003)
One of the suspects tells a cop that he watched Body Heat the other night. It is repeated several times as the cop writes it down using a typewriter.
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (Video)
one-sheet poster displayed
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Veronica Mars: Meet John Smith (2004) (TV Episode)
"You should check out Body Heat."
Independent Lens: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) (TV Episode)
Sherron Watkins mentions Kathleen Turner and William Hurt
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
Sherron Watkins mentions Kathleen Turner and William Hurt
The King of Queens: G'Night Stalker (2005) (TV Episode)
The scene, which shows how Spence stalked Doug, uses the thrilling music theme of this film.
NCIS: Boxed In (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Raines: Pilot (2007) (TV Episode)
Raines mentions "Kathleen Turner in Body Heat"
Siskel & Ebert: Vacancy/Lonely Hearts/In the Land of Women/Fracture (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "In the Land of Women" review.
NCIS: Leap of Faith (2007) (TV Episode)
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: "She set him up like Kathleen Turner set up William Hurt in Body Heat."
My Boys: Dudes Being Dudes (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Weeds: If You Work for a Living, Then Why Do You Kill Yourself Working? (2008) (TV Episode)
someone thinks Celia is Kathleen turner from this movie
The Big Bang Theory: The Bad Fish Paradigm (2008) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned in the end credits "Chuck Lorre Productions, #215" card.
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
At the Movies: Summer Special 2008/09 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a review of The Wrestler as another movie in which Mickey Rourke has appeared.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Miss March/Race to Witch Mountain/Sunshine Cleaning (2009) (TV Episode)
A man says he shouldn't have watched this with his parents
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009)
mentioned in dialogue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $10,000 question
The Big Bang Theory: The Precious Fragmentation (2010) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned in the end credits "Chuck Lorre Productions, #280" card.
NCIS: Jurisdiction (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo
Rich Hall's the Dirty South (2010) (TV Movie)
title screen shown
Gossip Girl: The Undergraduates (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Georgina
NCIS: Short Fuse (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo
The Counselor (2013)
Westray references the cautionary advice from Mickey Rourke's character 'Teddy' to William Hurt's character in the well-known neo-noir. The Counselor understands the popular culture reference and knows the film well: He quickly paraphrases a line of dialogue from the 1981 film:"This arson is a serious crime."
NCIS: Alibi (2013) (TV Episode)
Tony says that two of their suspects are just like William Hurt and Kathleen Turner in Body Heat.
Life Itself (2014)
Movie listed on Ebert's website.
Hit by Lightning (2014)
mentioned in dialog
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.23 (2016) (TV Episode)
part of a correct response in "Coming Subtractions" category

Featured in 

Sneak Previews: The Best of 1981 (1982) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV Special)
I zoi enamisy hiliariko (1995)
Playing on TV
American Cinema: Film Noir (1995) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
The Directors: The Films of Lawrence Kasdan (2001) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #92 on the list.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
It's Like Life (2004) (Video)
This film earlier film of actress Kathleen Turner and director Lawrence Kasdan is discussed. Clip is shown.
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
Clip included; editing analysed.
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1981 (2005) (TV Episode)
Body Heat: The Plan (2006) (Video)
Making Of
Body Heat: The Production (2006) (Video)
Making Of
Body Heat: The Post-Production (2006) (Video)
Making Of
What Is Cinema? (2013)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Bodies in Heat (1983)
hardcore parody
Confessions of an Action Star (2005)
Movie poster for "Body Beat."
The Starter Wife: Das Booty Call (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in one of Molly's fantasies.

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