An eccentric, unconventional woman whose naive aspirations to rise from her job as a security guard to full-fledged private eye lead her into a tangled PL: mess.

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Emily Watson stars as Trixie, an eccentric woman who aspires to quit her job as a security guard and become a private detective. However, comedy intervenes and the mess begins... Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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The only crime she couldn't solve was the murder of the English language


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Rated R for some language, sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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$41,620 (USA) (30 June 2000)

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$285,618 (USA) (8 September 2000)
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All of Senator Avery's (Nick Nolte) lines, except for sparse words or lines in response to conversation, are real quotes from politicians. See more »

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At one point, Senator Avery mentions the people of "my district" but as a Senator, he doesn't have a district as such. A Senator's "district" is the entire state. It is Representatives that have districts. See more »

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Trixie: She's dead now. She's never gonna be the same again.
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op.82 - 2nd Movement: Romance
Composed by Edward Elgar
Performed by Lorraine McAslan and John Blakely
Published by Novello & Co., Ltd. (PRS)
Courtesy of ASV, Limited, London
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Give her a chance, she'll steal your heart and soul
17 November 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This movie has grown on me immensely. The first time I saw it, it struck me poorly. I didn't like the plot or characters. I've seen it twice since then. I was surprised to find how funny it was a second time. Truth be told, Trixie is the sweetest detective ever written. She's obsessed with the truth and lives by no other code, solving the case almost by accident. There is a sexy all star cast to back her up and they all play magnificently. The real joke of the movie is Trixie's ability to get well known sayings wrong, which is explained by her injury as a child from a bowling ball on the head (mentioned very quickly in a hospital scene). She says things like, "Stop right there where you are in your tracks!" Her timing is perfect and Ms. Watson's performance is endearing. Good show, all around.


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