R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
When Kathleen Turner did her second reading for writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, he said that it was the first time that someone had read the part of Matty Walker that sounded exactly the way he had heard it in his head when he wrote the script. In an article in Photoplay (UK) magazine published in April 1982, it stated that the screen "test was too good to ignore and Kathleen coincided exactly with director Lawrence Kasdan's idea of Matty".
You can stand here with me if you want but you'll have to agree not to talk about the heat.
Matty: I'm a married woman.
Ned: Meaning what?
Matty: Meaning I'm not looking for company.
Ned: Then you should have said I'm a happily married woman.
When Heather is picked up after her stay at Matty's house, the boom operator is reflected on the car.
CBS edited 5 minutes from this film for its 1984 network television premiere.
$564,593 30 August 1981