101 user 21 critic

Mixed Nuts (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 21 December 1994 (USA)
2:35 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.



(screenplay), (screenplay)



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

His life was emotionally closed off from the world, until an orphaned baby showed up at his house.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Stars: Steve Martin, Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney
My Blue Heaven I (1990)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Joan Cusack
Leap of Faith (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Director: Richard Pearce
Stars: Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.

Director: Sam Weisman
Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even ... See full summary »

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Julie Brown, Bruce Baum
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey
HouseSitter (1992)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Con artist Gwen moves into Newton's empty house without his knowledge, and begins setting up house posing as his new wife.

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany
Novocaine (2001)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him & steals all of the drugs from his practice.

Director: David Atkins
Stars: Steve Martin, Helena Bonham Carter, Chelcie Ross
Bulletproof (1996)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Years later the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan
Coneheads (1993)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Robert Knott
L.A. Story (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.

Director: Mick Jackson
Stars: Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant
Airheads (1994)
Comedy | Crime | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Three band members hoping for a big break head to a radio station to play their demo tape and wind up holding everyone hostage with plastic guns when the head DJ refuses to play them.

Director: Michael Lehmann
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler


Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Lobel
Dr. Kinsky
Steven Randazzo ...


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A Comedy On The Edge


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor | See all certifications »




Release Date:

21 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night Before Xmas  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)


$6,798,240 (USA)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Liev Schreiber's theatrical film debut. His first credited role, by one day, was the in the TV movie,Janek: The Silent Betrayal (1994), which premiered on television the day before Mixed Nuts opened in theaters. See more »


Chris: Felix, I just want you to know I forgive you for shooting me in the foot.
Felix: I don't care!
Chris: Ok.
See more »


Referenced in Howard Stern on Demand: Best of 02/20-02/24, 2006 (2006) See more »


Silent Night
Written by Franz Gruber (uncredited) and Joseph Mohr (uncredited)
Performed by Anthony Newman
Courtesy of Newport Classic
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

57 of 77 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite Xmas Movie.....Mixed Nuts lizafan
Liev Schreiber jandjsmom
Does Adam Sandler have a big role in this? jaysilentbob37
disgusting remake( Choose better the French original !!! sonya_kleiner
Mixed Nuts mcwight2
Best Xmas movies alonsanfan
Discuss Mixed Nuts (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: