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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.

Director:

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,188,857, 9 August 1987

Gross USA:

$5,669,831

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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 picture is a 1950s period rom-com (romantic-comedy) set in Texas. The first ever film of the movie's director Robert Benton was a short called "A Texas Romance - 1909". 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

Buford Pope: Well, Mr. Hightower, let's us have a little talk here. I know you're in what they call "financial straits." So why don't you let my boys here set fire to that dump of yours? That way, at least you'll collect on the fire insurance. All you have to do is hand over the map.
Vernon Hightower: I appreciate that, but that won't do me no good now. See, I let the insurance lapse about a month ago.
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Soundtracks

MIDNIGHT GIRL/SUNSET TOWN
Written by Donald A. Schlitz Jr
Performed by Sweethearts Of The Rodeo
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Entertaining Romantic Adventure
27 October 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1954, in Austin, Texas, the sexy Nadine Hightower (Kim Basinger) pays a visit to the photographer Raymond Escobar (Jerry Stiller) begging him to retrieve the photos he took from her since she believed that he would show them to Hugh Hefner. He gives an envelope to her mistakenly with the plans of the route of a new road instead and while she is waiting to leave his office, he is murdered bu his client. Nadine becomes the prime suspect and when her ex-husband Vernon Hightower (Jeff Bridges) visits her asking to sign the divorce papers, he sees the documents and realizes that they are valuable. While Vernon wants to make money with the documents, the powerful criminal Buford Pope (Rip Torn) chases Nadine and Vernon to retrieve the plans.

"Nadine" is an entertaining romantic adventure, with Kim Basinger and Jeff Bridges showing a great chemistry. Maybe the best thing in this movie is the chance to see Kim Basinger in the top of her beauty and sensuality. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Nadine - Um Amor a Prova de Balas" ("Nadine – A Bullet Proof Love")


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