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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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Mr. Lobel
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Felix
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Gracie
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,798,240 (USA)
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Trivia

Director Nora Ephron is the voice of the LA Times' automated phone responder in the film. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Munchnik: [Door bell rings,hysterically yelling at the door] Are you the Seaside Strangler? Well listen here Mr. Seaside Strangler. I *am* calling the police. I am getting the reward and you will go to a maximum security prison where a very large, hairy man is going to make you his girlfriend.
[calms down]
Mrs. Munchnik: I am not your type. I am short and my hair is short. I am attractive; I suppose I do fit that part of the description
[yelling again]
Mrs. Munchnik: But I am *not* young! I have never been young!
[calmly]
Mrs. Munchnik: Although, I do ...
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Referenced in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Liev Schreiber (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Night Before Christmas
Written and Performed by Carly Simon
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Carly Simon appears courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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I'm so upset no one else loves this movie....
11 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think I might cry. I feel so hopelessly misunderstood. This movie is brilliant.... I feel as though the epitome of my sense of humor has been rated "two stars"... this is depressing...

It's just... brilliant. It's completely nonsensicle and pointless and brilliant, much like a dream I might have when on too much cold medicine. Much like the dreams that I find most delightful...

It's one of those movies I find myself quoting all the time just to hear the lines again. Everyone thinks I'm nuts when I quote it because of course no one has ever heard of it. I've taken to making the little "plop" noise that Steve Martin does when he gets too flustered... when I get too flustered. Madeline Kahn is my hero. I relate too well to Mrs. Munchnik, sanity surrounded by chaos only to find that deep down, she too is a nut. If I were stuck on an elevator, I would have acted just as she had, making up little raps... It's the simple stuff... simple stupid stuff. That's what makes this film so brilliantly refreshing. It's so dumb! Take Adam Sandler, for instance. There was no reason for this character whatsoever. It was entirely random and uncalled for. It was almost as if he happened to be walking by and they called him over and said "Hey, Adam! Wanna be in a movie?"... the only thing he did was show off his mad ukulele skills. And he made me laugh... he was there for the sole purpose of being funny, no strings attached. It was so refreshing. As was this whole movie. Like a good dream! To me it is proof that when you have fun making it (which it appears impossible that they did not), you have fun watching it. At least I do... I'm gonna watch it tonight and appreciate it's wonderfulness.


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