Body Heat

TCM | 9:45 pm

Brilliantly made in the film-noir style by writer-director Lawrence Kasdan ("The Big Chill"), this steamy 1981 melodrama casts William Hurt as small-time Florida lawyer Ned Racine. He joins bored, beautiful and greedy wife Matty Walker (Kathleen Turner, in her big-screen debut that launched her to stardom) in a murder scheme. Richard Crenna plays her ill-fated spouse, and Ted Danson co-stars as a pal of Ned's. John Barry's music score is first-rate.