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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Body Heat
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Cast: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Mickey Rourke, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, J. A. Preston, Kim Zimmer, Jane Hallaren, Lanna Saunders

Lawrence Kasdan's directorial debut is a terrific erotically charged neo-noir about a horny South Florida lawyer who falls in love with a married woman. Her rich husband is the only obstacle to their happiness. Kasdan's screenplay was heavily influenced by Double Indemnity (1944), but it is wonderfully constructed and filled with razor-sharp dialogue. William Hurt and Kathleen Turner are excellent in their breakthrough roles.