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Mixed Nuts (1994)

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The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.

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Felix
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Dr. Kinsky
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Storyline

Philip runs a crisis hotline with Catherine and Mrs Munchnik. That's the easy part, now it gets tricky... Stanley loves evicting people and he evicts Philip. Philip loves helping people and he is loved by Catherine. Catherine is loved by Louie who loves writing songs. Chris loves dancing to songs and loves to wear large dresses. Gracie also loves to wear large dresses because she's pregnant. She loves the baby's father, Felix, who loves to paint. That just leaves Mrs. Munchnik who hasn't been loved by anybody in a very long time. Written by Tim McSmythurs <Tim.McSmythurs@swindon.ericsson.se>

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A Comedy On The Edge

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor | See all certifications »
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21 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night Before Xmas  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,798,240 (USA)
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Trivia

Liev Schreiber's theatrical film debut. His first credited role, by one day, was the in the TV movie,Janek: The Silent Betrayal (1994), which premiered on television the day before Mixed Nuts opened in theaters. See more »

Quotes

[calling Philip and Catherine]
Mrs. Munchnik: Hey... DICKHEADS!
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Referenced in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Liev Schreiber (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Christmas
Written by Billy Hayes & Jay Johnson
Performed by Leon Redbone
Courtesy of Private Music
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Afterthoughts on 'Mixed Nuts'
20 January 2005 | by (montana) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie a few times when it first came out on video. I enjoyed that it was not all 'cheery and light' as much of the films (not all - thank goodness) with the name 'Ephron' attached to them.

People have commented on what a horrible movie this was. OK, fine this was not the standard cookie cutter romantic comedy and was rather flip about sensitive topics. It was even beyond borderline over the top. Thus, why I enjoyed it.

So why comment now? I was reminded of this movie as a watched the remake of the Manchurian Candidate. I knew as the drag queen titter, clad in his lovely black shawl, that he had that something to make it. Liev Schreiber has done just that with grace and an interesting body of work. It is always exciting to see that happen. I had that same feeling when I saw a performance in the Australian film called "Romper Stomper." Although Russell Crowe's fists have got almost as many headlines as his brilliant performances have.


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