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Nadine -- Jeff Bridges (Seabiscuit) and Oscar(r) winner Kim Basinger (Best Supporting Actress, L.A. Confidential) star in Nadine, an action-packed screwball comedy from Academy Award(r)- winning director Robert Benton (Kramer vs. Kramer).


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  (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
Steve Goodwin .... production assistant
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
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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83 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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 | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #28341) | West Germany:12
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Actor Rip Torn sports a full beard and mustache for his characterization in playing the villain's role of a corrupt real-estate magnate named Buford Pope in this picture.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Buford Pope:I swear you two are living testimony to the fact that it's better to be lucky than smart!See more »
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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly fun, 21 July 2006
Author: k h from United States

I say 'surprisingly' because the rating is so low, I didn't know what to expect.

But it's a delightful little caper movie, driven (as all good movies are) by the performers and a tight script by Robert Benton, not known for his enjoyable caper movies!

Jeff Bridges all but steals the film from a delightful Kim Basinger, and the two of them together set the screen on fire. They are surrounded by some of the best character actors working today, including Rip Torn. As I was watching this I thought how smart Robert Benton is for casting real actors, and having the comedy come out of their behaviour and talent, rather than casting 'wacky comedians' and reducing the story to little bits.

A lot of fun, and worth seeing.

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