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[[Performer~P96824~Lawrence Kasdan~lawrencekasdan]]'s first directorial effort is a throwback to the early days of film noir. The scene is a beastly hot Florida coastal town, where naive attorney Ned ([[Performer~P34104~William Hurt~williamhurt]]) is entranced by the alluring Matty ([[Performer~P72173~Kathleen Turner~kathleenturner]] in her film debut). Ned is manipulated into killing Matty's much older husband ([[Performer~P86209~Richard Crenna~richardcrenna]]), the plan being that Ned's knowledge of legal matters will enable both conspirators to escape scott-free. This might have been the case, had not Matty been infinitely craftier than the cloddish Ned. Just when it seems as though the film has run out of plot twists, we're handed yet another surprise. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 28, 1981

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Kathleen Turner New Star of the Year 1981 Nominee

Cast

William Hurt
as Ned Racine
Kathleen Turner
as Matty Walker
Richard Crenna
as Edmund Walker
Ted Danson
as Peter Lowenstein
J.A. Preston
as Oscar Grace
Mickey Rourke
as Teddy Lewis
Kim Zimmer
as Mary Ann Simpson
Jane Hallaren
as Stella
Lanna Saunders
as Roz Kraft
Carola McGuinness
as Heather Kraft
Larry Marko
as Judge Costanza
Robert Traynor
as Prison Trustee
Thom Sharp
as Michael Glenn
Meg Kasdan
as Nurse
Lynn Hallowell
as Angela

Crew

Lawrence Kasdan
Director
Lawrence Kasdan
Producer
Fred T. Gallo
Producer
George Lucas
Producer
Lawrence Kasdan
Screenwriter
Milan Steindler
Screenwriter
Vaclav Matejka
Screenwriter
Jiri Macak
Cinematographer
John Barry
Composer (Music Score)
Carol Littleton
Editor
Robert Grand
Associate Producer
Sig Tingloff
Set Designer
Renie Conley
Costume Designer
Hal Bigger
Special Effects
Michael Grillo
First Assistant Director
Gary Combs
Stunts
Steve Chambers
Stunts
Wallis Nicita
Casting
Robert Grand
Production Manager
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