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
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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
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Sheriff Rusk
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John William Galt ...
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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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7 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Nadine, un amor a prueba de balas  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,669,831 (USA)
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The animal species of reptiles that the villain Buford Pope (Rip Torn) kept were "rattle-snakes" which were nick-named in the movie as "rattlers". See more »

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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 »

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Buford Pope: I swear you two are living testimony to the fact that it's better to be lucky than smart!
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LA CHIVITA
Performed by Trio San Antonio
Courtesy of Arhoolie Records
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Entertaining Romantic Adventure
27 October 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1954, in Austin, Texas, the sexy Nadine Hightower (Kim Basinger) pays a visit to the photographer Raymond Escobar (Jerry Stiller) begging him to retrieve the photos he took from her since she believed that he would show them to Hugh Hefner. He gives an envelope to her mistakenly with the plans of the route of a new road instead and while she is waiting to leave his office, he is murdered bu his client. Nadine becomes the prime suspect and when her ex-husband Vernon Hightower (Jeff Bridges) visits her asking to sign the divorce papers, he sees the documents and realizes that they are valuable. While Vernon wants to make money with the documents, the powerful criminal Buford Pope (Rip Torn) chases Nadine and Vernon to retrieve the plans.

"Nadine" is an entertaining romantic adventure, with Kim Basinger and Jeff Bridges showing a great chemistry. Maybe the best thing in this movie is the chance to see Kim Basinger in the top of her beauty and sensuality. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Nadine - Um Amor a Prova de Balas" ("Nadine – A Bullet Proof Love")


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