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Nadine (1987)

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

Writer:

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 {J-26}

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Taglines:

The cops want HER. The killers want HIM. THEY want a divorce. Ain't love grand! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The address of Raymond Escobar (Jerry Stiller)'s photography studio was "209 East Sixth Street, Austin, Texas". 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: I swear you two are living testimony to the fact that it's better to be lucky than smart!
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Soundtracks

LA CHIVITA
Performed by Trio San Antonio
Courtesy of Arhoolie Records
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Excellent fun film!
5 July 2008 | by jenn-finchSee all my reviews

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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