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Release Date: August 6th, 1999

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 1997

R|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
Shyster lawyer Ned Racine (William Hurt) begins a passionate affair with Matty Walker (Kathleen Turner), wife of a wealthy Florida businessman (Richard Crenna). With the help of one of his criminal clients, bomb maker Teddy Lewis (Mickey Rourke), Ned hatches a scheme to kill Matty's husband so that they can run away together with his money. But complications build upon double-crosses, launching the hapless lawyer into a situation far more treacherous than he imagined.

Cast: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, J.A. Preston, Mickey Rourke, Kim Zimmer, Jane Hallaren

Director: Lawrence Kasdan

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: The Ladd Company

Keywords: Mystery, Pursuit, 1980s, Police officer, Gritty, Murder

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Body Heat is good enough to make film noir play like we hadn't seen it before. show more

  • Sometimes raunchy, but always well-acted. [25 Dec 1981]

  • Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat--an homage to film noir--gets off to a nice start before it becomes entangled in its convoluted and somewhat uninteresting plot machinations.

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Nominated Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)