Body Heat

Body Heat

DVD - 2006
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A lawyer has a love affair with a woman and gets involved in a plot to kill her husband.


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Best neo-noir ever. Next watch The Last Seduction for the second best.

Dec 04, 2018

Predictable. Far fetched. Demented.
Typical Follywood production & script. Of course, the performances are good, given the cast,
but don't waste your time.

Aug 24, 2018

Written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan in 1981, this American neo-noir erotic thriller delves into a wife-kills-her-husband case.
In this film, Kathleen Turner has made a jaw-dropping movie debut as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History.
The murder case is ill-contrived for the sake of complexity.
Although I can enjoy the erotic scenes, I believe that it is simply impossible for the wife to get away at the boathouse explosion.
That's why this particular scene is ommitted not becasue it is a gimmick but because it is a necessity to deceive the audience.

Jul 05, 2018

this movie sizzles from the very beginning, it's too hot, bring ice cubes, you'll need them

Aug 30, 2016

My favourite murder mystery. It has everything: brilliant plot, captivating characters, witty dialogue, wicked humour, hot sex and a minimum of violence. I'll keep watching it as long as the library offers it.

Jul 05, 2016

Still a very clever film even after all these years. Maddie Walker is young and beautiful and married to a very wealthy man. Ned Racine is a slimy lawyer who takes the disreputable cases no one wants. She reels him in easily and sets him up even easier. Pay attention to the names. They come into play at the very end. If you like this one, you'll probably like Wild Things with Neve Campbell, an updated variation on the same theme.

Jul 30, 2015

When I first saw this on cable in 1981 I was wowed and watched it as often and whenever HBO aired it, no matter when. Love the soundtrack which blends so well with the drama and the characters. Most of the actors/actresses were from soaps at the time except Crenna who potrays a guy we would all dislike from the moment we met him. Excellent movie, the casting is great and effects are simple but then the whole movie is just straight up and believable. Love the way they all smoke, like in the 40's and they endure the heat which today would have everyone running for the AC. I visited Lake Worth in 1990 where it was filmed but could not find much that looked familiar in the short time I had. I would watch this every year and never be bored as it endures while other movies date themselves this one captivates forever. Way underrated.

May 30, 2015

Classic film noirs often have a pair of illicit lovers with one of them convincing the other to bump off an unwanted spouse. The crime always has a loose end somewhere and the illicit lovers find the road a little more bumpy than they had planned for. One problem is that, once they commit the crime, they are inextricably linked, but they are always going to be suspicious of the other’s motives, as one really cannot trust a cold-blooded killer. In my opinion, this film is just below Chinatown on the list of greatest modern film noir. It is amazing that this is the debut feature films for actress Kathleen Turner and director Lawrence Kasden.

Sep 05, 2014

Minus being dated both visually as well as predictable plot, this movie is pretty good. It says a lot of our society as to how easily the charade is seen now a days. When it was made i believe the ending was a great shock and surprise. I see why it's a classic and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys good film.

Jan 24, 2014

A very decent throwback neo-noir with William Hurt as an everyman/shlump blinded to reality by femme fatale Kathleen Turner's pheromones, as well as some of her other magical charms...

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Jul 30, 2015

O'Rourke , when asked by Ned "what do you use as excellerant for the bomb, regular gasoline?"
He responds, "Whatever you like counselor, regular, unleaded, supreme"

Jan 24, 2014

Matty: "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."

Jan 24, 2014

Matty: "...Well, some men, once they get a whiff of it, they trail you like a hound."

Jan 24, 2014

Ned: "Sometimes the sh*t comes down so heavy I feel like I should wear a hat."

aaa5756 May 30, 2013

“Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” -Abraham Lincoln

aaa5756 May 30, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr


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