5.5/10
3,437
25 user 21 critic
In 1950s Texas, a woman trying to recover sexy photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings.

Director:

Robert Benton

Writer:

Robert Benton
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

No Mercy (1986)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Chicago detective, seeking to avenge his partner's death, travels to New Orleans, where he unexpectedly becomes involved in a cat and mouse game of survival.

Director: Richard Pearce
Stars: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Jeroen Krabbé
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A millionaire playboy goes into Las Vegas and comes out married to a woman he barely knows.

Director: Jerry Rees
Stars: Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Robert Loggia
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A psychiatrist becomes romantically involved with the sister of one of his patients, but the influence of her controlling gangster husband threatens to destroy them both.

Director: Phil Joanou
Stars: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman
Bad Company (1972)
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in St. Joseph, MO where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west.

Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A woman is released from prison, an expert bank robber who wants to settle down and go straight, but her parole officer and her former employer try to get her to pull one more heist.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Kim Basinger, Val Kilmer, Terence Stamp
Blind Date (1987)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A workaholic needs a date for a dinner with new important clientele, but who his brother sets him up with could lead to disaster.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Kim Basinger, Bruce Willis, John Larroquette
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear.

Director: Taylor Hackford
Stars: Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, James Woods
The Getaway (1994)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An ex-con and his devoted wife must flee from danger when a heist doesn't go as planned.

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Michael Madsen
The Late Show (1977)
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A grumpy semi-retired private investigator partners with a quirky female client to catch the people who murdered his partner.

Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Manhattan psychiatrist probes a patient's murder and falls for the victim's mysterious mistress.

Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Jessica Tandy
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.

Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean
Jagged Edge (1985)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Peter Coyote
Edit

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)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They're a Couple on the Run ... From Each Other. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

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

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,669,831
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The nick-names for the nudie Nadine photographs of Nadine Hightower (Kim Basinger) were "art shots" or "art studies". See more »

Goofs

When Vernon Hightower (Jeff Bridges) is crawling across the wooden ladder to another roof and catches the rope thrown by Nadine Hightower (Kim Basinger) after being shaken off it by his pursuers, he swings down and into and through a window directly underneath the ladder. The only problem is, his trajectory is clearly carrying him so that his legs will hit the wall below the window but his upper body will hit the window, and the camera cuts away a fraction of a second before he hits and then switches to inside that room and he comes crashing through the window with his entire body fitting nicely through the window. See more »

Quotes

Nadine Hightower: Ain't she a little on the cheap side?
Vernon Hightower: Who?
Nadine Hightower: Miss Low-Rent Lust back there.
Vernon Hightower: Renee? Are you kidding? She's got a good job with the Lone Star Beer Company.
Nadine Hightower: She don't look that smart to me.
Vernon Hightower: Well, she's smart enough to work in Accounts Receivable.
Nadine Hightower: I don't know, Vernon. She looks a little on the chubby side to be a pecan queen.
Vernon Hightower: Well, at least she doesn't spend all her time finding fault with me.
See more »


Soundtracks

LA CHIVITA
Performed by Trio San Antonio
Courtesy of Arhoolie Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


15 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed