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Writer:
Robert Benton (written by)
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Release Date:
7 August 1987 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The cops want HER. The killers want HIM. THEY want a divorce. Ain't love grand! See more »
Plot:
In 1950s Texas, a woman trying to recover sexy photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win See more »
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(6 articles)
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User Reviews:
The Best Texas Comedy in 30 Years See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeff Bridges ... Vernon Hightower

Kim Basinger ... Nadine Hightower

Rip Torn ... Buford Pope
Gwen Verdon ... Vera

Glenne Headly ... Renée Lomax

Jerry Stiller ... Raymond Escobar

Jay Patterson ... Dwight Estes
William Youmans ... Boyd

Gary Grubbs ... Cecil

Mickey Jones ... Floyd

Blue Deckert ... Mountain
Harlan Jordan ... Sheriff Rusk
Norman Bennett ... Reverend
James N. Harrell ... Deacon (as James Harrell)
John William Galt ... Officer Lloyd

Joe Berryman ... Reporter
Linwood P. Walker II ... Janitor
Ray Walker ... T.V. Announcer
Shelby Brammer ... Michelle

Loyd Catlett ... Charley Draper
Sidney Brammer ... Estes' Girlfriend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Priscilla Cory ... Salesgirl (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Benton 
 
Writing credits
Robert Benton (written by)

Produced by
Arlene Donovan .... producer
Wolfgang Glattes .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Néstor Almendros (director of photography) (as Nestor Almendros)
 
Film Editing by
Sam O'Steen 
 
Casting by
Howard Feuer 
 
Production Design by
Paul Sylbert 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Landsdown Smith 
Cary White 
 
Set Decoration by
Lee Pall 
 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
 
Makeup Department
Rick Provenzano .... hair stylist: Kim Basinger
 
Production Management
Wolfgang Glattes .... unit production manager
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald M. Bozman .... first assistant director (as Ron Bozman)
Kyle McCarthy .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
David Goldstein .... lead painter
Derek R. Hill .... lead man
Mark Hite .... lead man
Ronald W. Moore .... cars coordinnator
Robert A. Sturtevant .... construction foreman
 
Sound Department
Stan Bochner .... supervising sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Adam Fredericks .... apprentice sound editor
Lori Kornspun .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Mackey .... boom operator
Sanford Rackow .... sound editor
David M. Ronne .... production sound mixer
Ahmad Shirazi .... assistant sound editor
Stan Ginsel .... sound transferer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roy L. Downey .... special effects supervisor
Jack Monroe .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Sullivan .... special visual effects
 
Stunts
Michael Adams .... stunts (as Mike Adams)
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunt coordinator
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunts
Steve Geray .... stunts
Diane Hetfield .... stunts
Rex Rossi .... stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunts
Greg Walker .... stunts
Rock A. Walker .... stunts (as Rock Walker)
Loyd Catlett .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brink Brydon .... lamp operator
Russell Caldwell .... lamp operator
Jerry DeBlau .... gaffer
Richie Ford .... best boy
Steve George .... second assistant camera
Peter Girolami .... gaffer: reshoots
Bob Hall .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Andy 'Eagle' Padilla .... grip (as Andy Padilla)
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
Robert T. Prate .... best boy grip
Tom Prate .... key grip
Don Reddy .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Ellen Locy .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryl M. Athons .... costumer
Harry Curtis .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Kris Cole .... assistant film editor
Richard Nord .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Suki Buchman .... assistant music editor
Suzana Peric .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Shane Greedy .... production driver
Lonnie Nelson .... driver
Phil Schriber .... driver: Ms. Basinger
Bobby Sconci .... mechanic
 
Other crew
Sandra Lee .... consultant to Robert Benton
Anne Rapp .... script supervisor
Sjon Ueckert .... location manager
 

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Runtime:
78 min | 82 min (DVD)
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Iceland:12 | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:15 | USA:PG (certificate #28341) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The lead female role of Nadine Hightower was written by writer-director Robert Benton especially for actress Kim Basinger.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Although the story takes place in 1954, in several scenes, Nadine wears a high school letter jacket with the numerals "71" on the right shoulder. It so happens that actress Kim Basinger (Nadine) graduated from Clarke Central High School (Athens, Georgia) in 1972.See more »
Quotes:
Buford Pope:I swear you two are living testimony to the fact that it's better to be lucky than smart!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCKSee more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The Best Texas Comedy in 30 Years, 14 August 2006
Author: douglaswilson from Naples, Florida

Let me begin by saying I am just astonished to see the low average of viewer comments for this splendid movie. I just have to figure the commenters are a bunch of Yankees who never set foot in the South and have no feel for the slow, quiet humor that this fine film represents.

But even that cultural adjustment doesn't explain the complete failure of these other reviewers to appreciate a really finely drawn comedy, from beginning to end. This is a wonderful work by the fine writer and director Robert Benton, who defies the axiom, Comedy is hard. He makes it look easy.

What he did was simple, looking back, but so very hard for most people to do: He set up a funny plot and kept it funny from one scene to another, by keeping it low key and letting the characters carry the humor lightly, one slightly ridiculous moment after the other, thus avoiding the great comedic danger: You can kill comedy by overworking it.

Benton takes a plausible story about some Texas corruption and discovered maps with some amusing twists to it and jacks it up with some great dialogue and some fine actors -- mostly Southern, as it happens: the fine actor Rip Torn (birth name, Ripley J. Torn, Jr., Texas) and Kim Basinger (Alabama). Robert Benton himself is from Waxahatchie, Texas, and wrote the screenplay with full knowledge and confidence of the plausibility of the plot and the reality of his characters.

Folks, I know lots of people like these characters. So do you. Good people, simple people, women who on the phone who soon ask, How's yer Mom 'n 'em? And Benton has given them a moment of great adventure and humor.

A few gems: Jeff Bridges: "I'm not in the Vernon Darlin' business anymore." Basinger naming her early fetus Doris Isabel and talking to her. Rip Torn: "Why is it you work your butt off all your life to get ahead and it takes two nitwits about ten minutes to screw the whole thing up." And in her most glorious beauty, Glenne Headley as the girlfriend, full of Texas spunk.

I truly pity the Yankees and Californians west of Bakersfield who cannot see the beauty of this film. But you know what? We don't need you. This movie is like Elvis. It will live forever.

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