PG | | Comedy, Romance
Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg as a favor to writer Lawrence Kasdan, who had previously written Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) for Spielberg. This same year, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) producer George Lucas served as Executive Producer for Body Heat (1981), which Kasdan directed.
What do you mean, almost killed?
Deke Lewis: Well, you know when you stop breathing and walking , seeing things? That kind of almost killed.
Nell is chopping wood as Ernie approaches. As they begin to talk Nell piles wood in her cradled left arm. The next shot is closer and at a different angle. As this shot begins Nell has no wood and begins to pile it once again in her cradled left arm.
At the end of the credits, after some mountain shots, there's a sequence of a selection of some of the black-and-white photos of Ernie and/or Nell that Souchak had on his desk.
$3,218,347 (USA) (20 September 1981)