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Mixed Nuts (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 21 December 1994 (USA)
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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Catherine
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Rollerblader
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Rollerblader
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Susan
Steven Randazzo ...
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Police
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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:

Lifesavers  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,798,240 (USA)
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Trivia

Mrs. Munchnik reads an issue of "Distress Magazine". In Le père Noël est une ordure (1982), the suicide prevention hotline was called "SOS Distress". See more »

Goofs

Felix slips the suspender onto his left arm once, then again when the shot changes, when he puts the Santa suit back on in the bathroom. See more »

Quotes

Susan: My psychiatrist thinks we should break up.
Philip: What? I didn't know you were going to a psychiatrist.
Susan: Well I'm not actually going to one. I've been dating one for four months.
Philip: This is so sudden!
Susan: I didn't want to tell you this over the phone, I really wanted to fax you. But you don't even *have* a fax!
[hangs up]
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Connections

Remake of Le père Noël est une ordure (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

White Christmas
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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actually quite good
21 October 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

One of those "slice of life" stories, "Mixed Nuts" portrays several hours on Christmas Eve in a crisis hot-line center where Phil (Steve Martin) works. Over the day, a most unusual series of events happens, and no one's life will ever be the same again. Some of the scenes are real shockers (you'll know them when you see them).

Steve Martin has a great time with the role, as does Rita Wilson as Catherine O'Shaughnessy, Phil's co-worker. You'll really like the elevator scene. Great support from Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Juliette Lewis, Anthony LaPaglia, Rob Reiner, Adam Sandler, and Liev Schreiber make this movie truly one Christmas treat. Jon Stewart and Parker Posey also appear.


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