USA | 1981 | 113 minutes | R
Crooked 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.
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Cast: Kathleen Turner, William Hurt, Ted Danson, Mickey Rourke
THE RETURN OF HEATWAVE!
Heat Wave at the Revue Cinema, a lineup of the greatest summer movies ever made, continues on August 19th with BODY HEAT with an introduction by Vanya Garraway!
Matty (Kathleen Turner), the sultry trophy wife of a Florida business tycoon, starts a steamy affair with shifty lawyer Ned (William Hurt), and things heat up when their plan to run away together becomes a murder plot— with her husband as the obstacle.
The saxophone plays as powerful actors William Hurt and Kathleen Turner stare at each other with palpable desire. Her flame-red skirt hugs her curves as he, rugged and disheveled, struggles to lift it past her garter, because you’re watching a grown-up, dangerous, passionate and stylish flick. A searing and sexy erotic thriller penned and directed by legendary screenwriter/director Lawrence Kasdan. Though most known for adventure scripts Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark, he is never better than when he scripts sensual and provocative pictures like The Big Chill, Grand Canyon, The Bodyguard and, of course, heatwave classic Body Heat. As director he pushes the limits of decadence and gratuity in the 80s. It’s exciting to see a sweatier, nastier and explosive neo noir reminiscent of Double Indemnity spun into colour. Embrace the heat of the season with this chilling thriller.
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