Body Heat

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Body Heat is a 1981 neo-film noir written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. A remake of 1944's Double Indemnity, it stars William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, J. A. Preston and Mickey Rourke.

Ned Racine (Hurt), a small-town Florida lawyer, becomes entangled with Matty Walker (Turner), who is plotting to murder her husband (Crenna) and collect his insurance money. Racine's best friend, tap-dancing District Attorney Peter Lowenstein (Danson) is hot on the couple's trail.

Body Heat may be cited as an example of postmodern pastiche, as its sets are an intentional mix of visual eras.

Memorable quote

  • "You aren't too bright. I like that in a man."

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