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Nadine (1987)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vernon Hightower
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Buford Pope
Gwen Verdon ...
Vera
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Renée Lomax
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Raymond Escobar
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Dwight Estes
William Youmans ...
Boyd
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Cecil
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Floyd
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Mountain
Harlan Jordan ...
Sheriff Rusk
Norman Bennett ...
Reverend
James N. Harrell ...
Deacon (as James Harrell)
John William Galt ...
Officer Lloyd
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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texas | murder | 1950s | lingerie | rattlesnake | See more »

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The cops want HER. The killers want HIM. THEY want a divorce. Ain't love grand! See more »


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Release Date:

7 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Nadine  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,669,831 (USA)
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Jerry Stiller:  As the photographer Raymond Escobar. See more »

Goofs

Toward the beginning, Nadine backs her 1950 Ford out of a parking spot after putting the shift lever into first gear. See more »

Quotes

Vernon Hightower: [on phone] You know I'm good for it. It's just that all my money is tied up in, uh, assets and stuff.
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Soundtracks

I CAN'T RESIST
Written by 'Hank Devito' (as Henry M. DeVito) & Rodney Crowell
Performed by Sweethearts Of The Rodeo
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Surprisingly fun
21 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I say 'surprisingly' because the rating is so low, I didn't know what to expect.

But it's a delightful little caper movie, driven (as all good movies are) by the performers and a tight script by Robert Benton, not known for his enjoyable caper movies!

Jeff Bridges all but steals the film from a delightful Kim Basinger, and the two of them together set the screen on fire. They are surrounded by some of the best character actors working today, including Rip Torn. As I was watching this I thought how smart Robert Benton is for casting real actors, and having the comedy come out of their behaviour and talent, rather than casting 'wacky comedians' and reducing the story to little bits.

A lot of fun, and worth seeing.


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