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Mixed Nuts (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 21 December 1994 (USA)
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The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.

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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)  »

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Lifesavers  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,307,850, 23 December 1994

Gross USA:

$6,798,240
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Trivia

When Dr. Kinsky (Rob Reiner) is complaining about Vanessa to Philip (Steve Martin), he mentions that she has twelve pillows, in all sorts of shapes, and at night, before they go to bed, they have to take all twelve pillows, and then in the morning they have to replace all the pillows, for no real purpose. This is the exact same routine that Ben Stiller and Jennifer Anniston go through in "Along Came Polly." ten years after this movie was released. See more »

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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: [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.
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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!
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Mrs. Munchnik: Although, I do ...
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Remake of Le père Noël est une ordure (1982) See more »

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What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by The O'Jays
Courtesy of EMI Records USA, a division of ERG
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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actually quite good
21 October 2005 | by 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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