Body Heat (1981)
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as Ned Racine
as Matty Walker
as Edmund Walker
as Peter Lowenstein
as Oscar Grace
as Teddy Lewis
as Mary Ann
as Roz Kraft
as Miles Hardin
as Heather Kraft
as Judge Costanze
as Michael Glenn
as Mrs. Singer
as Prison Trustee
as Betty, the Housekeeper
as Hostess at Tulios
as Man on the Beach
Critic Reviews for Body Heat
Lawrence Kasdan's 1981 noir fable is highly derivative in its overall conception, but it finds some freshness in its details.
Though Lawrence Kasdan's film is set in today's South Florida, its characters move through an atmosphere that suggests the confluences of decor and demeanor in a 1940s film noir.
There's no denying the narrative confidence that brings the film to its unfashionably certain double-whammy conclusion.
While Body Heat involves murder, fraud, a weak hero led astray and a seductive, double-dealing broad, it also incorporates something new: a sexual explicitness that the old films could only hint at.
Body Heat is good enough to make film noir play like we hadn't seen it before.
Audience Reviews for Body Heat
Finally got round to watching this as heard it was a great thriller and Kathleen Turner's first film role. It looks very old and dated more like an early 70's film. It starts far too slow for me with not much happening for the first half of a long run time. Once the pace picked up towards the end and plot unraveled I did like it a lot more. It has some neat twists in it and I can see how this influenced the likes of the Wild Things thrillers just for one example. If you like thrillers it's worth sticking with for the 2nd half of the film.
Oh my goodness it is so Dramatic wit a capital D, but in a good, film noirish, sweat-dripping-off-the-body kind of way.
Perfectly woven erotic thriller, made from the same cloth of noir classics "The postman always rings twice" and "Double indemnity". Sensuality fill its air thanks to great writing, John Barry's jazzy score and the debutant Kathleen Turner's presence. Destiny and greed always step on a murderous pact between lovers.
Body Heat Quotes
|Ned Racine:||You look like Pine Haven.|
|Matty Walker:||And how does Pine Haven look?|
|Ned Racine:||Well tended.|
|Matty Walker:||Oh, I'm well tended all right. Well tended.|
|Ned Racine:||NED RACINE Me? I need tending. I need someone to take care of me. Rub my tired muscles. Smooth out my sheets. MATTY WALKER Get married. NED RACINE I just need it for tonight.|
|Ned Racine:||Me? I need tending. I need someone to take care of me. Rub my tired muscles. Smooth out my sheets.|
|Matty Walker:||Get married.|
|Ned Racine:||I just need it for tonight.|
|Matty Walker:||You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.|
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