Ned Racine: I just need it for tonight.
Great Character: Matty Walker (“Body Heat”)
You could say that you liked the performances from the supporting cast or the smooth Altman-like cinematography or even the dense and intelligent writing from Lawrence Kasdan, and all of these wood be good answers.
Ned is manipulated into killing Matty's much older husband Richard Crenna , the plan being that Ned's knowledge of legal matters will enable both conspirators to escape scott-free.
Lawrence Kasdan's first directorial effort is a throwback to the early days of film noir. Lawrence Kasdan's noir fable is highly derivative in its overall conception, but it finds some freshness in its details.