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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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Robert Benton

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Harlan Jordan ... Sheriff Rusk
Norman Bennett ... Reverend
James N. Harrell James N. Harrell ... Deacon (as James Harrell)
John William Galt John William Galt ... Officer Lloyd (as John Galt)
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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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The cops want HER. The killers want HIM. THEY want a divorce. Ain't love grand! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nadine, un amor a prueba de balas See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,669,831
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The beauty pageant title that Renée Lomax (Glenne Headly) had won around seven years earlier was "Miss Pecan Queen 1947". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Buford Pope: [referring to the wrecking yard where he's holding Vernon and Nadine] This place looks like pure-D dog shit, don't it? You may not think it, but there's enough explosives here... if you put a little gasoline in the right place, light a match at the wrong time... this dump would go up like a Roman candle. There'd be no way they'd ever find your bodies.
Buford Pope: [to his henchmen] Take them on in and shoot them.
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SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK
Written by Henry Glover, Louis Innis, Buck Trail
Performed by Moon Mullican
Courtesy of GML Inc.
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cute caperish comedy
30 January 2001 | by loupgarou-2See all my reviews

This is a very cute comedy caper movie. Kim Basinger is perfect as the ditsy West Texas small town girl, and Jeff Bridges is great as her even dumber husband. Rip Torn is also good as the villain. Plot is pretty simple, but fun. I've shared this with several others in the 35+ year old class, and they all enjoyed it. Very good chemistry between the leads.


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