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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
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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 »
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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