Nadine 1987 PG CC

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Jeff Bridges (Seabiscuit) and Oscar(r) winner Kim Basinger (Best Supporting Actress, L.A. Confidential) star in Nadine, an action-packed screwball comedy from Academy Award(r)- winning director Robert Benton (Kramer vs. Kramer).

Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger
Runtime:
1 hour, 23 minutes

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Nadine

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Mystery, Comedy
Director Robert Benton
Starring Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger
Supporting actors Rip Torn, Gwen Verdon, Glenne Headly, Jerry Stiller, Jay Patterson, William Youmans, Gary Grubbs, Mickey Jones, Blue Deckert, Harlan Jordan, Norman Bennett, James N. Harrell, John William Galt, Joe Berryman, Linwood P. Walker II, Ray Walker, Shelby Brammer, Loyd Catlett
Studio TriStar Pictures
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

Kim Basinger does a great job.
Edith Seaman
A very funny, clever movie from these talented actors--and heartwarming at the same time.
SharonO
It's 1954 in Austin, Texas, and Nadine Hightower is in a lot of trouble.
Lovely to See You

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lovely to See You on March 26, 2006
Format: DVD
I guess I'm having a Kim Basinger day today, but in addition to Elvis Has Left the Building, I would like to recommend this 1987 comedy which also showcases Basinger's Georgian accent.

It's 1954 in Austin, Texas, and Nadine Hightower is in a lot of trouble. She's gone to sleazy photographer Raymond Escobar's studio to reclaim some photos from him because they were "lots more artistic than I bargained for." Unfortunately, when she's in the back room retrieving the folder, Escobar is stabbed, and she runs like hell from the scene with an envelope that has her name on it, but inside are the illegally obtained blueprints for a super highway development that ends up in the hands of her estranged husband, Vernon (Jeff Bridges), a handsome, wise-mouthed bum who owns a virtually patron free bar called the Blue Bonnet and that's not the worst of it. He's fooling around with a former baton queen who works for the Lone Star Brewing company (a ditzy blond played humorously well by Glenn Headley), and Nadine, a local beautician, is expecting his baby! All this, and snake handling outlaw Buford Pope (Rip Torn) wants those blueprints back while at the same time, Nadine and Vernon want a divorce. Ain't love grand?

This movie has a great, authentic 50s setup, topnotch acting, and there's undeniable chemistry between Bridges and Basinger. You must be warned that there is a lot of foul language, but if you can overlook it, this movie is fun, full of suspense, and has a sweet romantic thread that weaves it all together. This is a flick both men and women will enjoy because it has something for everyone, and the soundtrack, mostly supplied by sister country duo Sweethearts of the Rodeo, all work to make this movie charming and fun.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Doepke on March 8, 2006
Format: VHS Tape
It's Austin, Texas, 1954, and Jeff Bridges's biggest ambition is a gaudy neon to top-off his tacky, no-business, beer bar, while estranged wife and apprentice hairdresser Kim Basinger sends her "art photos" to Playboy magazine. Obviously they're made for each other. Meanwhile, her sleazo photographer turns up dead and they're on the run. It's delightful madcap as they bumble their way through a series of misadventures. Their subtly affectionate sniping reminds me of a bad grammar version of Nick and Nora Charles in the uptown Thin Man series. Surprisingly, the California born Bridges has the "good ol' boy" drawl down pat, while even the usually snooty Basinger manages a convincing honky-tonk queen. Good period detail without the distractive sounds of Golden Oldies. -- With a delightfully arch Rip Torn as the slyly superior villian. It's amazing how these little gems keep getting produced with little or no recognition. All in all, great escapist fare for a slow evening at home.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Larry VanDeSande VINE VOICE on October 8, 2006
Format: DVD
Here's a flick about two idiots that get mixed up in a plot to defraud the state of Texas and, instead of winding up in jail, end up better off than when they started.

Set in Texas in the mid-1950s, Kim Basinger is a pregnant hairdresser who happens onto plans to expand a superhighway through certain parts of town. She inadvertantly shares these certain moneymaking secrets with separated but not yet divorced husband Jeff Bridges, in one of his better roles, and ends up in a pickle with humorous bad guy Rip Torn and his idiotic assistants.

Basically, the pair escape the police, bad guys, death, dishonor and everything else in a screwball comedy that will keep you glued to the screen with its action, plot and humor. This is Basinger's best early comedy besides "Blind Date".

Bridges, who excelled in a similar nincompoop role as "The Great Lebowski", is here an idiot of the first order who nonetheless ends up being the hero and outduels the even more idiotic bad guys in something akin to the Keystone Cops vs. Laurel and Hardy.

I really enjoyed the great old cars on display in this film, especially that 1949 or 1950 Ford the pair had at one time. That was the first "fenderless" car in history. Another scene shows a great old 1955 Oldsmobile. There are great 1950s automobiles in almost every scene.

Meanwhile, there a funny screwball comedy going on all the time that you'll enjoy. Look for Bridges great scenes where he is intractably caught by either people or a situation with his exclamation, "I've got the situation under control." It's a great line! So's the movie.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Baldwin on July 21, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
"Nadine" is an example of the quirky choices that distinguishes Jeff Bridges from his peers. It's also an example as to why Bridges is not as big a star as he should be. "Nadine" is not a bad film, far from it. It's just so...slight. It goes down easy like a bottle of Lone Star beer but you've forgotten it an hour after you've digested it. This is really surprising considering not only the talent in front of the camera but also the presence of Academy award winning director Robert Benton behind it. That said, Bridges and Kim Basinger have good screen chemistry that make the film eminently watchable. Good art direction depicting Austin, Texas circa 1954 and cinematography from master lensman Nestor Alemendros. The bottom line is that this is a good film to pass the time as the summer wanes.
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