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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Vernon Hightower
... Nadine Hightower
... Buford Pope
... Vera
... Renée Lomax
... Raymond Escobar
... Dwight Estes
... Boyd
... Cecil
... Floyd
... Mountain
Harlan Jordan ... Sheriff Rusk
... Reverend
James N. Harrell ... Deacon (as James Harrell)
John William Galt ... Officer Lloyd (as John Galt)
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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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7 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nadine, un amor a prueba de balas  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,669,831
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1.85 : 1
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The lead female role of Nadine Hightower was written by writer-director Robert Benton especially for actress Kim Basinger. 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 »

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Buford Pope: Why is it you work your butt off all your entire life just to get ahead, and it takes a couple of nitwits about ten minutes to screw the whole thing up?
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SINCE I FOUND YOU
Written by Bill Lloyd & Radney Foster
Performed by Sweethearts Of The Rodeo
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Excellent "Sleeper" Screwball Comedy
19 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film isn't very well known, and should be, especially for Kim Basinger fans. It proves once and for all that comedy is her forte, and that she has broad range between performances such as this and her role in "Fool for Love" as a character actress, and not just a pretty face or an adequate leading lady. The chemistry between her and Jeff Bridges is like TNT and drives the film forward, and the added comic bluster of Rip Torn as the villain (and the clever script and direction by veteran Robert Benton) makes this a comic gem in the true tradition of the 1930s screwball comedies, but updated for the 1980s. If you're a fan of such films as "His Girl Friday," and would like to see what that frenetic energy and great chemistry can be like updated into the 1980s, see this movie!


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