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Nadine (1987)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Mystery, Romance  |  7 August 1987 (USA)
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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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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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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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The cops want HER. The killers want HIM. THEY want a divorce. Ain't love grand! See more »


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7 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nadine, un amor a prueba de balas  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,669,831 (USA)
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Of the two 1987 movies that actress Kim Basinger starred in, this film and Blake Edwards' Blind Date (1987), both pictures were romantic-comedy farces. See more »

Goofs

When Nadine is in the house running from the bad guys: the back slit of her skirt show a white slip, others no slip is seen. See more »

Quotes

Buford Pope: Why is it you work your butt off all your entire life just to get ahead, and it takes a couple of nitwits about ten minutes to screw the whole thing up?
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LA CHIVITA
Performed by Trio San Antonio
Courtesy of Arhoolie Records
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Excellent "Sleeper" Screwball Comedy
19 August 2001 | by (Marin County, CA) – See all my reviews

This film isn't very well known, and should be, especially for Kim Basinger fans. It proves once and for all that comedy is her forte, and that she has broad range between performances such as this and her role in "Fool for Love" as a character actress, and not just a pretty face or an adequate leading lady. The chemistry between her and Jeff Bridges is like TNT and drives the film forward, and the added comic bluster of Rip Torn as the villain (and the clever script and direction by veteran Robert Benton) makes this a comic gem in the true tradition of the 1930s screwball comedies, but updated for the 1980s. If you're a fan of such films as "His Girl Friday," and would like to see what that frenetic energy and great chemistry can be like updated into the 1980s, see this movie!


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