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Nadine (1987)

In 1950s Texas, a woman trying to recover sexy photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings.

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Robert Benton

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Robert Benton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Vernon Hightower
Kim Basinger ... Nadine Hightower
Rip Torn ... Buford Pope
Gwen Verdon ... Vera
Glenne Headly ... Renée Lomax
Jerry Stiller ... Raymond Escobar
Jay Patterson ... Dwight Estes
William Youmans ... Boyd
Gary Grubbs ... Cecil
Mickey Jones ... Floyd
Blue Deckert ... Mountain
Harlan Jordan Harlan Jordan ... Sheriff Rusk
Norman Bennett ... Reverend
James N. Harrell James N. Harrell ... Deacon (as James Harrell)
John William Galt John William Galt ... Officer Lloyd (as John Galt)
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Storyline

Working in an Austin, Texas, beauty parlour in 1954, Nadine Hightower endeavours to retrieve some 'art studies' she injudiciously had taken. Her visit to the photographer leaves him dead and her in possession of highly valuable plans of a proposed new road. With both the police and the murderous villains after her she enlists the help of her (almost) ex-husband Vernon, the none too successful owner of the Bluebonnet Bar. Fortunately the thugs are as much no-hopers as the Hightowers. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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They're a Couple on the Run ... From Each Other. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nadine, un amor a prueba de balas See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,669,831
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The amount of money that Vernon Hightower (Jeff Bridges) owed his third cousin once removed Dwight Estes (Jay Patterson) was $820. See more »

Goofs

When Kim Basinger is looking through her closet for lingerie, she pulls down a large grey box labeled "Scarborough's". This is an '80's-era shipping box for the former high-end department store, not a '50's-era box. (Scarborough's is now closed). See more »

Quotes

Vernon Hightower: First one comes close gets a face full of rattlesnake.
Buford Pope: Oh, goddamn it, man. You lost your mind? You let them snakes out of there, they'll go after you as well as us.
Vernon Hightower: [to Floyd] All right, you. Get your car keys out, put them on the desk. Get against the wall.
Buford Pope: You do that, boy, you'll be wrestling duck shit come Thursday night.
Vernon Hightower: Floyd, you *don't* get those car keys out here... you're gonna be wrestling a diamondback in about one minute.
Floyd: [glumly hands over the car keys] You're gonna' pay for this.
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Soundtracks

SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK
Written by Henry Glover, Louis Innis, Buck Trail
Performed by Moon Mullican
Courtesy of GML Inc.
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I thoroughly enjoyed...
30 December 2000 | by screamer-13See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this comedy caper movie set in the Deep South, and I can't understand why it has such a low average vote. Kim Basinger and Jeff Bridges play a divorced couple who team up to solve a murder mystery and end up re-igniting their relationship. The two have a good on-screen chemistry which, along with the comic-book-style humour and plot, is what makes the movie. All in all an enjoyable comedy/romance/thriller/caper/adventure affair with style and wit. 9/10


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