Body Heat

Body Heat (1981)

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Corrected entry: In the scene when Maryanne is in the gazebo, Matty introduces her as Maryanne. Why would Maryanne, who was really Matty, not have said something?

Correction: The two women have a long, complex and at least partially criminal history together. Obviously the fake Matty hasn't told the real Matty the whole story (i.e., I am going to kill you) but she obviously thinks she is in on one of (fake) Matty's schemes.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Kathlene Turner first meets William Hurt, he buys her a sno-cone. As they converse, she eats it past the point where you can't see anything over the edge of the little paper cone, then suddenly it is back to being much higher than the lip of the cone.

Correction: If you've ever eaten one of those horrible little sugar-bombs, you know the technique - when the sorbet starts to recede below the line of the paper, you give it a bit of a squeeze to push it out again. Beats biting on soggy paper, eh?

Plot hole: Considering the incredibly elaborate plans Maddy makes to have her husband murdered after forging a will she knows is invalid so he dies intestate and she - as his widow - gets his entire fortune, you'd think she would have worked out one little fact - Edmund Walker does not die intestate. It is established in the film that the dud will supposedly written by Ned Racine replaces a previous, valid will which bequeaths half his fortune to his niece Heather. When the new will is declared invalid under Florida law the previous will takes precedence and Heather and Maddy split the fortune. In no way will Maddy get the lot.

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Ned: You better take me up on this quick. In about 45 minutes, I'm going to give up and go away.

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Trivia: Teddy Lewis tells Ned that "Matty" had him show her how to rig up a explosive with a delay to a door. So in theory Matty could have opened the door and escaped unscathed.

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Question: If Ned couldn't open the boathouse door and got blown up at the end - how did Kathleen Turner do it and survive the explosion?

Answer: It wasn't revealed, but since she was the one who orchestrated the plot, there was likely an inside escape hatch for her to get out of the boat house before it exploded.

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Answer: Timer.

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