Body Heat is a 1981 American neo-noir film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It stars William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, J.A. Preston, and Mickey Rourke. The film is inspired by Double Indemnity and Out of the Past.
The film launched Turner's career—Empire magazine cited the film in 1995 when it named her one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History. The New York Times wrote in 2005 that, propelled by her "jaw-dropping movie debut [in] Body Heat... she built a career on adventurousness and frank sexuality born of robust physicality."
The film was also the directorial debut of Kasdan, who wrote the screenplays for Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Empire Strikes Back. George Lucas was one of the film's producers, but refused screen credit because he believed the film's racy content would reflect badly on his family-friendly reputation.