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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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Rollerblader
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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  »

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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 »

Quotes

Felix: Look what I got for you!
[takes out a piece of paper]
Felix: This means that we can have the baby in a hospital for free! All we have to do is swear that we're completely broke and have absolutely no way of supporting ourselves and never will.
Gracie Barzini: Oh God! Felix, I don't want to hurt your feelings, but...
Felix: Honey, you are the only person in my whole life who has never hurt my feelings.
Gracie Barzini: ...you're a loser.
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Referenced in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Liev Schreiber (2010) See more »

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Written by Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin
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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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