Third Degree Burn, from concept to title, is an HBO-produced Body Heat clone. Treat Williams stars as a tough private eye involved in murder and cuckoldry. Virginia Madsen is the smouldering femme fatale. Here's what the ads for Third Degree Burn promised: "Passion in the third degree. Murder in the Second." And it's Williams who's framed for the murder of Madsen's husband. Evidently the flames evoked in Third Degree Burn caused those huge, gaping holes in the plotline.
by Hal Erickson synopsis