Body Heat 

1981/2006

Film noir is easy enough to imitate; just toss in a femme fatale, a rain-swept street and a few fedoras, and you're set. It's considerably more challenging to actually capture the essence of film noir, but writer/director Lawrence Kasdan got it right in his 1981 directorial debut, "Body Heat."
 
Echoing such noir classics as "Double Indemnity" and "The Postman Always Rings Twice" while boasting its own sense of style, "Body Heat" lives up to its name. William Hurt gave one of his most subtle performances as Ned Racine, a sleazy Florida lawyer who embarks on a steamy (and altogether unwise) affair with an

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