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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.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations.
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Ned Racine
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Matty Walker
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Edmund Walker
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Peter Lowenstein
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Oscar Grace
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Teddy Lewis
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Mary Ann
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Stella
Lanna Saunders ...
Roz Kraft
Carola McGuinness ...
Heather Kraft
Michael Ryan ...
Miles Hardin
Larry Marko ...
Judge Costanza
Deborah Lucchesi ...
Beverly
Lynn Hallowell ...
Angela
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Michael Glenn (as Thom J. Sharp)
Ruth Thom ...
Mrs. Singer
Diane Lewis ...
Glenda
Robert Traynor ...
Prison Trustee
Meg Kasdan ...
Nurse
Ruth P. Strahan ...
Betty The Housekeeper
Filomena Triscari ...
Hostess at Tulio's
Bruce A. Lee ...
Man on Beach
Ramiro Velasco ...
Cuban Trio
Tomas Choy ...
Cuban Trio
Servio T. Moreno ...
Cuban Trio

Directed by

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Lawrence Kasdan

Written by

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Lawrence Kasdan ... (written by)

Produced by

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Fred T. Gallo ... producer
Robert Grand ... associate producer
George Lucas ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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John Barry

Cinematography by

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Richard H. Kline ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Carol Littleton

Editorial Department

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Bruce Cannon ... second assistant editor
Mia Goldman ... assistant editor
Robert Raring ... color timer

Casting By

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Wallis Nicita ... (as Wally Nicita)

Production Design by

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Bill Kenney

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Rick Gentz ... (as Rick T. Gentz)

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Renié ... (as Renie Conley)

Makeup Department

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Robert Sidell ... makeup artist (as Robert A. Sidell)
Adele Taylor ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Robert Grand ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jeffrey Chernov ... second assistant director
Michael Grillo ... first assistant director
Bruce Humphrey ... directors guild trainee

Art Department

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Robert L. Anderson ... construction coordinator
Dennis Butterworth ... greens foreman
Ray Jarvis ... stand-by painter
Richard McKenzie ... set designer
Robert Planck ... leadman
Sig Tingloff ... set designer (as Sig Tinglof)
Sonny Van Hecke ... assistant property master
Robert J. Visciglia Sr. ... property master (as Robert Visciglia Sr.)
Doug Wilson ... paint foreman
Dave Margolin ... painter (uncredited)
Joseph Musso ... production illustrator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jim Cook ... re-recording mixer (as James Cook)
Patrick Drummond ... sound editor
Robert Grieve ... sound editor
Maury Harris ... production sound mixer
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer (as Christopher Jenkins)
Richard Portman ... re-recording mixer
David Sanucci ... boom man

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Hal Bigger ... special effects man
Howard Jensen ... special effects supervisor

Stunts

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William H. Burton Jr. ... stunt coordinator (as Bill Burton)
Steven Chambers ... stuntman (as Steve Chambers)
Gary Combs ... stuntman
James M. Halty ... stuntman (as Jim Halty)
Ron Stein ... stunt coordinator

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Albert Bettcher ... camera operator
Eric Engler ... camera assistant
Larry D. Howard ... gaffer
Pat King ... second grip
Michael McGowan ... camera operator
John Monte ... still photographer
Ted Morris ... electrical best boy
Ron Phillips ... still photographer
Robert Sordal ... key grip
William Tobin ... camera assistant (as Bill Tobin)
Robert A. Wise ... camera assistant

Casting Department

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Pearl Kempton ... extras casting
Deborah Lucchesi ... casting coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Winnie D. Brown ... costumer (as Winnie Brown)
Barbara Siebert ... costume supervisor (as Barbara Siebert Bolticoff)

Location Management

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Mark Indig ... location manager: Florida
Daniel Schneider ... location manager
Jim Bigham ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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John Barry ... conductor
Cliff Kohlweck ... music editor (as Clifford C. Kohlweck)
Dan Wallin ... scoring mixer
Ronny Lang ... musician: saxophone (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Michael Antunez ... transportation captain
James Antúnez ... transportation coordinator (as James Antunez)
Sam Segal ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Pamela Alch ... script supervisor
Celeste Angiolillo ... assistant: Mr. Kasdan
Lynne Birdt ... production coordinator
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Art Schaefer ... production accountant
Peter J. Silbermann ... unit publicist (as Peter Silbermann)
Bernie Styles ... production assistant (as Bernard S. Styles)
Tad Tadlock ... choreographer
Bundy Chanock ... set medic (uncredited)
Shawn McAllister ... stand-in (uncredited)
David Oliver Pfeil ... title cinematographer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines 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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Also Known As
  • La fièvre au corps (France)
  • Heißblütig - Kaltblütig (Germany)
  • Fuego en el cuerpo (Spain)
  • Zar ciala (Poland)
  • Corpos Ardentes (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $564,593, 30 Aug 1981

Did You Know?

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Trivia The picture was shot in freezing cold temperatures. The production had to simulate the heatwave of the film's story, the actors having to act hot in cold conditions. For example, the thesps had to suck ice cubes before speaking to eliminate foggy breath and had water sprayed on their skin and shirts to simulate body sweat. See more »
Goofs Lowenstein states that oral sex is not illegal in Florida. Florida statute 800.02 made "unnatural and lascivious acts", which included oral-genital contact, a misdemeanor until all sodomy laws were struck down by the US Supreme Court in 2003. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Film Noir (1995). See more »
Soundtracks Feel Like a Number See more »
Quotes Matty: [to Ned] You aren't too smart, are you? I like that in a man.
Ned: What else do you like? Lazy? Ugly? Horny? I got 'em all.
Matty: You don't look lazy.
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