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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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Cast

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Vernon Hightower
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Buford Pope
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Vera
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Renée Lomax
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Raymond Escobar
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Dwight Estes
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Boyd
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Cecil
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Floyd
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Mountain
Harlan Jordan ...
Sheriff Rusk
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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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They're a Couple on the Run ... From Each Other. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The address of Raymond Escobar (Jerry Stiller)'s photography studio was "209 East Sixth Street, Austin, Texas". 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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Soundtracks

MIDNIGHT GIRL/SUNSET TOWN
Written by Donald A. Schlitz Jr
Performed by Sweethearts Of The Rodeo
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Excellent fun film!
5 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie easily makes it into my top 10. I loved it when it came out in the 80's and still watch my VHS copy often. For some reason it just struck a chord with me- my family often quotes lines from "Nadine" to each other. I was quite puzzled to see such a low score and wanted to add my opinion that it seriously does not get much better for this type of movie. The script is excellent and it is perfectly acted. Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger are amazing together, but every character is a scene stealer. The movie moves along at a good pace, with lots of laughs and plenty of action. I highly recommend it, and it has really kept its appeal, even 21 years later.


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