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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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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)  »

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Lifesavers  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,307,850 (USA) (23 December 1994)

Gross:

$6,798,240 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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

Mrs. Munchnik: [On the phone] Well I'm simply crushed. Here I have waited my whole life for you, and now you don't even want me. Do go on! I believe you were discussing my cherry?
[the caller hangs up]
Mrs. Munchnik: I am so good at this, and soon I will be left high and dry, with no outlet for my talent.
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References Terminator 2 (1991) See more »

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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Written by J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie
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Worked for Me
24 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film has met with some very negative reviews but in my view, 'Mixed Nuts' is an entertaining comedy following the "adventures" of a team of "lifesavers" who work at a suicide hotline. This film follows their adventures on Christmas Eve with characters like a homicidal pregnant woman, a transvestite, a murderer and a Santa Clause with a gun. It's much darker than you would expect from a Steve Martin film, especially since it's directed by the same woman who directed 'Sleepless in Seattle' and 'You've Got Mail'. The cast has some familiar faces including Adam Sandler and a very young Haley Joel Osment pre-The Sixth Sense. I bought this film at a very cheap price at a clothes store (don't ask me why) that had a few films that featured major stars in unkown and probably bad films. I was in the mood for a comedy and this was the only one on the shelf and it seemed black, strange and comic and I'm a big fan of Steve Martin so I rushed to buy it and didn't get watching it for two days. When I finally took the opportunity to stick it in the player, I found a black yet sweet comedy with some of the biggest laughs that have came from my mouth all year. Of course, this film seems to have a lot of negative reviews but everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I can see why many people might not like this movie. So, if you're interested in seeing it: Rent it then, if you like it, go out and buy it because you'll be watching it a lot more.


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