Turner is electric in this erotic thriller.
A terrific neo-noir that almost perfectly reflects the era of its release. I loved it.
over 7 years
Some original twists make this could be cliched story a decent watch.
Body Heat is a 1981 American neo-noir film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It stars William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, J.A. Preston, and Mickey Rourke. The film is inspired by Double Indemnity.
The film launched Turner's movie career—Empire magazine cited the film in 1995 when it named her one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History. The New York Times wrote in 2005 that, propelled by her "jaw-dropping movie debut [in] Body Heat... she built a career on adventurousness and frank sexuality born of robust physicality."
During a particularly intense Florida heatwave, Ned Racine (William Hurt), an inept and somewhat sleazy lawyer, begins an affair with Matty (Kathleen Turner), wife of Edmund Walker (Richard Crenna), a wealthy businessman.
They go to great lengths to keep their affair a secret, but Ned mistakenly makes a pass at a woman he thought was Matty but turns out to be an old school friend of hers named Mary Ann Simpson (Kim Zimmer); and Matty is...