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"Body Heat" - at Loew's Jersey

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Event title "Body Heat" - at Loew's Jersey
Beginning Date Sunday April 16th, 2017 PM 8:30
Ending Date Sunday April 16th, 2017 PM 10:40
Location Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre
Contact Colin Egan
Description Starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. 1981 115mins Color Rated R In 35mm.

For those who think Film Noir is buried in the B&W of the 1940s – think again. It may be colorful, but there’s also plenty of Noir’s signature mix of simmering heat and cold calculation in this classic from the 1980s. Kathleen Turner plays a devious wife who spins a web that traps a naïve, mesmerized lawyer (William Hurt) in a scheme to kill her husband. Writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, in his directorial debut, keeps the suspense and eroticism at full power, with plot twists aplenty in what is very satisfying reworking of the landmark Noir movie “Double Indemnity” – scripted by Raymond Chandler. He expertly uses the heat of the coastal Florida milieu; the film practically sweats. But the local weather and stuffy interiors of this Deep South Noir are only part of the reason it feels so hot: Turner is so sultry that it's hard to imagine this was her first starring role. The film launched her career and Kasdan’s and jump-started a Noir revival that had begun with “Chinatown” in 1974. Ted Danson, Mickey Rourke, and Richard Crenna provide solid support.

$8 Adults; $6 Seniors & Kids. Combo pricing for seeing more than one film in a weekend series. Also being shown in this series: "Murder, My Sweet" April 21 at *PM; and "The Blue Dahlia" April 22 at 6:30PM.

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre at 54 JSQ is directly across JFK Blvd from the JSQ PATH Station. Discount parking for Theatre patrons in Square Ramp Garage located on Magnolia Ave. off of Tonnelle Ave. behind the Loew’s. (201) 798-6055

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