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Nuts -- Barbara Streisand portrays a strong-willed, high-priced call girl launches a fierce battle to prove her mental competence with the help of her appointed attorney.

Overview

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Director:
Writers:
Tom Topor (play)
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Release Date:
11 December 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Mad As In Angry. Or Just Plain... NUTS
Plot:
A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A Powerful and Intelligent Film. See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbra Streisand ... Claudia Draper

Richard Dreyfuss ... Aaron Levinsky

Maureen Stapleton ... Rose Kirk

Karl Malden ... Arthur Kirk

Eli Wallach ... Dr. Herbert A. Morrison

Robert Webber ... Francis MacMillan

James Whitmore ... Judge Stanley Murdoch

Leslie Nielsen ... Allen Green

William Prince ... Clarence Middleton

Dakin Matthews ... 1st Judge
Paul Benjamin ... Harry Harrison
Warren Manzi ... Saul Kreiglitz

Elizabeth Hoffman ... Dr. Johnson

Castulo Guerra ... Dr. Arantes
Stacy Bergman ... 16 year-old Claudia

Hayley Taylor ... 11 year-old Claudia (as Hayley Taylor-Block)
Matt Riivald ... Court Reporter

John Wesley ... Holding Cell Guard
Sarina C. Grant ... Cell Woman #1 (as Sarina Grant)
Tyra Ferrell ... Cell Woman #2

Nicole Burdette ... Cell Woman #3

Valentina Quinn ... Cell Woman #4

Gary Carlos Cervantes ... Cell Man #1 (as Carlos Cervantes)
Ron Cummins ... Arraignment Court Clerk
Gerry Okuneff ... Court Officer #1

Conni Marie Brazelton ... Court Officer #2

Roydon Clark ... Guard #1

Dana Dru Evenson ... Guard #2

Bruce Paul Barbour ... Guard #3 (as Bruce Barbour)
Noel L. Walcott III ... Defendant Davis (as Noel Walcott III)
Tony Rolon ... Defendant Gonzales

Pamela Guest ... Lawyer #1 (as Pamela Seamon)

Tina Lifford ... Lawyer #2
Stephannie Howard ... Correction Officer #1
Rocco Karega ... Correction Officer #2
Armando Díaz ... Interpreter (as Armando Diaz)
Alphonse Walter ... Attendant #1 (as Alphonse V. Walter)
Joseph Romeo ... Maitre'D
Ernest-Frank Taylor ... Bar Patron #1
Edward Blackoff ... Bar Patron #2
Darryl Ponicsan ... Bar Patron #3
Billy Kane ... Attendant #2

Lavelle Roby ... Correction Officer #1
Shirley Jo Finney ... Correction Officer #2

Sharon Barr ... Dayroom Woman #1

Annie LaRussa ... Dayroom Woman #2
Babbie Green ... Dayroom Woman #3
Barbara Ann Grimes ... Dayroom Woman #4
Cecilia García ... Dayroom Woman #5 (as Cecilia Garcia)
Leontine Guilliard ... Dayroom Woman #6

Suzanne Kent ... Card-Playing Patient
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allison Caine ... Additional Voice (uncredited)
Lorenzo Gaspar ... Prison gang member (uncredited)
Jordi Reyes-Montblanc ... Extra (uncredited)

Sydney Urshan ... Cell Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Ritt 
 
Writing credits
Tom Topor (play)

Tom Topor (screenplay) and
Darryl Ponicsan (screenplay) &
Alvin Sargent (screenplay)

Christopher Wilkinson  uncredited

Produced by
Cis Corman .... executive producer
Martin Ritt .... co-producer
Teri Schwartz .... executive producer
Barbra Streisand .... producer
 
Original Music by
Barbra Streisand 
 
Cinematography by
Andrzej Bartkowiak (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sidney Levin 
 
Casting by
Marion Dougherty 
 
Production Design by
Joel Schiller 
 
Art Direction by
Eric Orbom 
 
Set Decoration by
Anne D. McCulley  (as Anne McCulley)
 
Costume Design by
Joe I. Tompkins  (as Joe Tompkins)
 
Makeup Department
Alan Friedman .... makeup artist
Lee Harman .... makeup artist: Ms. Streisand
Kaye Pownall .... hair stylist: Ms. Streisand
Marlene D. Williams .... hair stylist (as Marlene Williams)
 
Production Management
George Goodman .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Fenton .... dga trainee
Timothy J. Lonsdale .... additional second assistant director
Aldric La'auli Porter .... first assistant director
Concetta Rinaldo-Williams .... second second assistant director (as Concetta Rinaldo)
Martina Ritt .... second assistant director
Nelson Cabrera .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Peter Bankins .... assistant property master
Walt Hadfield .... construction coordinator
Mel Holman .... stand-by painter (as Mel Homan)
Michael Milgrom .... property master
Paul Myerberg .... leadman
Greg Papalia .... set designer
James F. Walker .... construction foreman (as James Walker)
Carol Winstead Wood .... illustrator (as Carol Wood)
 
Sound Department
Pamela Bentkowski .... foley editor
Irene Bowers .... assistant sound editor
John Boyd .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator (as Joseph Brennan)
Thomas Causey .... production sound mixer
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... sound editor
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Teri E. Dorman .... supervising dialogue editor
Juno J. Ellis .... supervising adr editor
Julia Evershade .... sound editor
D.G. Fisher .... cable operator
Judee Gustafson .... assistant sound editor
Cecelia Hall .... supervising sound editor
Denise Horta .... adr editor
Robert Knudson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects (as Larry Fuentes)
 
Stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer
Steven Burnett .... stunts
Roydon Clark .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Baldwin .... second grip
Larry Barbier .... still photographer
Dustin Blauvelt .... first assistant camera
Mario Casilli .... special still photographer
Paul Caven .... lighting technician
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera
R. Michael De Chellis .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Michael DeChellis)
Michael Gershman .... camera operator
Steve Greaves .... dolly grip
Cary Griffith .... key grip
Jim Marquette .... assistant camera
Bradford Ralston .... video playback (as Brad Ralston)
Chris Strong .... chief lighting technician (as Christopher Strong)
Holly Bower .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Gail Levin .... assistant casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Haleen K. Holt .... costume illustrator
Ervin W. Rose .... costumer: men (as Ervin Rose)
Shirlee Strahm .... costumer: Ms. Streisand
Pamela Wise .... costumer: women (as Pam Wise)
 
Editorial Department
Robert Frazen .... first assistant film editor
Robert W. Hedland .... assistant film editor (as Robert Hedland)
Mike Klein .... first assistant film editor
Tom Shaffer .... color timer
Rick Sparr .... additional film editor
Jeff Werner .... additional film editor
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Else Blangsted .... supervising music editor
Jeremy Lubbock .... conductor
Jeremy Lubbock .... music arranger
Ellen Segal .... music editor
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Daniel Quick .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Jim Barr .... production accountant
Suzanne Bishop .... technical advisor (as Captain Suzanne Bishop)
Stanley Brossette .... unit publicist
Linda Brown .... assistant to producer
Renata Buser .... personal assistant: Ms. Streisand
Jack De Palma .... assistant: Cis Corman (as Jack DePalma)
Shari Eubanks .... office secretary
Judy Lowry .... clerk
Ruben Martinez .... craft service
David Munk .... office runner
Ruth Pickholz .... technical advisor
Michelle Skoby .... assistant: Teri Schwartz
Philip E. Thomas .... production associate
Cynnie Troup .... script supervisor
Gregory Wall .... office runner
Max Watkins-Giroux .... office secretary
Martha Yates .... production secretary
Marsha Zvonkin .... assistant accountant
Melissa Smith .... product placement (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Roberta Gregory .... acknowledgment: Phobiaphobia and Phenylalanine Aggressiveness Cartoons by
Randall Hylkema .... acknowledgment: Anecdotal Evidence cartoon by
Durk Pearson .... acknowledgment: cartoons from the best seller 'The Life Extension Companion' copyright by
Sandy Shaw .... acknowledgment: cartoons from the best seller 'The Life Extension Companion' copyright by
 

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Runtime:
116 min | West Germany:108 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
The movie was filmed during October, November and December 1986 and January and February 1987.See more »
Quotes:
Claudia Draper:I know women who marry men they despise so they can drive a Mercedes and spend summers in the Hamptons.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Queer Duck: The Movie (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
HERE WE ARE AT LASTSee more »

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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A Powerful and Intelligent Film., 27 November 1999
Author: MAX80

Based on Tom Topors's off broadway play, NUTS is a highly charged drama that raises some uneasy questions. NUTS opened in late 1987 to little hype and mixed reviews.

This is a film that deserves to have a second life on video. While the court room plot devices are predictable, the film raises some important issues and questions. Questions like, "What is normal?" and "Does the law have the right to force help upon those who don't want it?"

What really makes this film worth watching though, is Barbra Strisand's bravura performance in the lead. I cannot believe she failed to receive an Oscar for her work here, it's crime that she wasn't at least nominated. Director Martin Ritt keep the film going at a perfect pace and also gets strong supporting performances from Richard Dreyfss and Maureen Stapleton.

This is a film that deserves more attention then it originally received, it is honest, though-provoking, and features a brilliant performance from Streisand.

My score for this excellent film: 9/10!

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