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Body Heat Movie Review Summary

Actors: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, Mickey Rourke

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It's a sweltering Florida summer. Married socialite Matty Walker (Turner) takes a scummy small-time lawyer named Ned Racine (Hurt) as her lover and gradually convinces him to help her bump off her wealthy husband Edmund Walker (Crenna). They not only have to come up with a fool-proof plan to get the insurance money, with some help from wire bomb expert/arsonist Teddy Lewis (Rourke), but outsmart the dancing district attorney Peter Lowenstein (Danson). Inspired by "Double Indemnity" and carrying a strong resemblance to the later "The Last Seduction," this 1981 film is a steamy and slick neo-noir by writer-director Lawrence Kasdan. Turner burned up the screen in her feature debut: "You aren't too bright. I like that in a man."
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals (shown sympathetically) on the run    -   con-artist/white collar crime Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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