In this excellent, suspenseful and very sexy crime thriller, director Lawrence Kasdan combines a Double Indemnity style plot with a amoral, modern sensibility which results in a memorable noir-style drama with an surprising conclusion. A… More In this excellent, suspenseful and very sexy crime thriller, director Lawrence Kasdan combines a Double Indemnity style plot with a amoral, modern sensibility which results in a memorable noir-style drama with an surprising conclusion. A likeable, but not terribly bright attorney Ned Racine (William Hurt), meets Matty Walker (Kathleen Turner), the beautiful, unscrupulous wife of Edmund (Richard Crenna), a local millionaire with shady business dealings. Matty and Ned begin a steamy love affair and, leading to a plot to eliminate Edmund. After Ned murders Edmund, he discovers that Matty has changed his will, leaving a loop-hole which will result in Matty inheriting the entire estate instead of sharing it with his niece, as Edmund had intended. The locale DA, Lowenstein (Ted Danson), in an amusing performance which shows his dancing abilities to comic perfection, begins an investigation of the murder. Lowenstein tries to warn Ned, but by that time, he is in too deep. The conclusion, as Ned finds out that Matty has betrayed and used him is suspenseful and ironically memorable. The entire cast is excellent. Kathleen Turner, in her film debut, in a smart, sexy performance is wonderfully wicked, playing the traditional femme-fatale without a trace of remorse. William Hurt is also outstanding as the unwitting fall-guy in Matty's plot. Mickey Rourke has a memorable screen debut in a cameo as an arsonist who helps Ned. Director Lawrence Kasdan uses his cast and his Florida locale to great effect, using the hot sultry weather to highlight the intense sexuality and passion of his characters as they are all manipulated by the cold-hearted Matty.