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Trixie -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
18 August 2000 (Canada) See more »
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Tagline:
The only crime she couldn't solve was the murder of the English language
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Weak story with numerous funny lines See more (36 total) »

Cast

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Emily Watson ... Trixie Zurbo

Dermot Mulroney ... Dex Lang

Nick Nolte ... Senator Drummond Avery

Nathan Lane ... Kirk Stans

Brittany Murphy ... Ruby Pearli

Lesley Ann Warren ... Dawn Sloane

Will Patton ... W. 'Red' Rafferty

Stephen Lang ... Jacob Slotnick

Mark Acheson ... Vince Deflore

Vincent Gale ... Sid Deflore

Jason Schombing ... Ramon

Robert Moloney ... Alvin
Troy Yorke ... Cleavon Arris
Wendy Noel ... Coffee Shop Waitress

David Kopp ... Bell Boy

Ken Kirzinger ... Avery's Bodyguard

Jonathon Young ... Gas Attendant
Terence Kelly ... Mr. Lang
Karen Elizabeth Austin ... Mrs. Lang
Andrew McIlroy ... Maitre d'

Dalias Blake ... Store Guard
Maria Herrera ... Store Guard

Brendan Fletcher ... CD Thief

Gina Chiarelli ... Casino Security

Stephen E. Miller ... Casino Security

Robin Mossley ... Casino Pickpocket

Taayla Markell ... Casino Call Girl

Michael Puttonen ... Tourist
Kate Robbins ... Tourist Wife

Lesley Ewen ... Casino Bartender
Darrell Lee-Izeard ... Casino Guard (as Darrell Izeard)

Alvin Sanders ... Capitol Building Custodian

Peter Bryant ... Cop #1
Violetta Dobrijevich ... Grandma

Rondel Reynoldson ... Nurse
Norman Armour ... Dr. Gold
Blake Stovin ... Valet
Michael Cromien ... Legislator on Street
Peter Kufluk ... Co-Legislator
Francisco Trujillo ... Forum Bartender
Alonso Oyarzun ... Gang Member

Tyler Labine ... Gang Member

Zak Santiago ... Gang Member (as Zak Santiago Alam)
Jonathan Sutton ... Gang Member (as Jonathon Sutton)

Gary Jones ... Lobbyist
Dolores Drake ... Lobbyist

Terry Chen ... Waiter
Marke Driesschen ... Reporter

Clay St. Thomas ... Reporter
Claire Riley ... Reporter
Raoul Ganeev ... Forum Club Chef

Keith Dallas ... Detective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saskia Gould ... Lady #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Rudolph 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Alan Rudolph (story) &
John Binder (story)

Alan Rudolph (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Altman .... producer
Joseph Patrick Finn .... co-producer
James McLindon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Roger Neill 
 
Cinematography by
Jan Kiesser (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Helde 
Michael Ruscio 
 
Casting by
Pam Dixon  (as Pam Dixon Mickelson)
 
Production Design by
Linda Del Rosario 
Richard Paris 
 
Art Direction by
Barbara Wilson 
 
Set Decoration by
Brian Kane 
 
Costume Design by
Monique Prudhomme 
 
Makeup Department
Shannon Coppin .... assistant makeup artist
Jayne Dancose .... key makeup artist
Gerald Gibbons .... assistant hair stylist
Toby Lindala .... special makeup effects artist
Roy Sidick .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Steve Barnett .... post-production supervisor
Joseph Patrick Finn .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melissa Lee Anderson .... third assistant director (as Melissa Anderson)
Jennifer Graham .... second assistant director (as Jennifer K. Graham)
Allan Harmon .... first assistant director
Ali Salamati .... trainee assistant director (as Ali 'Gator' Salamati)
 
Art Department
Yvonne Akehurst .... lead painter
Ea Birkett .... props buyer
Jared Brown .... on-set dresser
John Crockett .... construction foreman
Nick Dibley .... property master
JoAnn Ellis .... art department assistant (as Joann Ellis)
Lori Gillis .... assistant set decorator
Arthur A. Green .... head greensman (as Art Green)
Jim Hopkins .... scenic carpenter
Dale Husuliak .... lead carpenter
Jean François Larche .... set dresser
Vern Lavoie .... scenic painter
Margo Kaczynska McKenzie .... head painter (as Margo McKenzie)
Tom McKinnon .... sign painter
Jake Miller .... assistant property master
Tanya A. Nordhoff .... set buyer
Ian Reiman .... scenic carpenter
Michel Rheault .... scenic carpenter
Rob Schwenk .... scenic carpenter (as Robert Schwenk)
Michael Segal .... lead dresser (as Michael 'Fix It' Segal)
Jack Silvestre .... paint laborer
Pat Thomas .... lead laborer
Chris Thompson .... construction coordinator
Athena Wong .... set dresser (as Athena 'Photo Girl' Wong)
 
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... re-recording mixer
Tim Boggs .... adr supervisor (as Timothy Boggs)
Lance Brown .... sound effects editor
Matt Dubin .... digital transfer engineer
Lisle Engle .... sound effects editor
Arthur Farkas .... sound effects editor (as Artie Farkas)
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Marc Fishman .... re-recording mixer (as Mark Fishman)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Cormac Funge .... sound effects editor
Jason George .... dialogue editor
Kevin Hamilton .... dialogue editor
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Chato Hill .... assistant sound editor
Frederick Howard .... sound supervisor (as Fred Howard)
Craig Jurkiewicz .... foley editor
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor
Eva Madden .... cable person
Diane Marshall .... foley artist (as S. Diane Marshall)
Michael Mullane .... background sound editor
Mark Noda .... boom operator
Richard Patton .... sound mixer (as Rick Patton)
Andy Potvin .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby Stereo
Yuri Reese .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Smith .... foley editor
William Smith .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Walter Spencer .... dialogue editor (as Walter Spenser)
Alec St. John .... assistant sound editor
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Johanna Turner .... digital transfer engineer (as Johanna Kraemer)
Robert Getty .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Kevin Hamilton .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Denys Guillemette .... special effects assistant
Clay McGhee .... special effects fabricator
Elie Merhab .... special effects first assistant (as Elie Merheb)
Jak Osmond .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Joe Finley .... digital color timer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Sylvain Cameron .... stunt performer
Yves Cameron .... stunt coordinator
Douglas Chapman .... stunt performer
Dean Choe .... stunt performer
Duane Dickinson .... stunt performer
Corry Glass .... stunt performer (as Cory Glass)
Carol Jackson .... stunt performer
J.J. Makaro .... stunt coordinator
Justin Sain .... stunt performer
Douglas Chapman .... stunt double: Dermit Mulroney (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Reed Altman .... camera operator
Stephen Arnott .... grip (as Steve Arnott)
J.B. Bivens .... grip (as John Bivens)
Bill Dawson .... lamp operator
Elvis Drazic .... generator operator
Amie Gibbins .... camera trainee
Colin Gray .... gaffer
Jiri Kucera .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeff Kunkel .... dolly grip
Scott MacDonald .... first assistant camera
Shawn McLaughlin .... best boy electric
Klaus Melchior .... video playback operator
Tricia Mutcher .... second assistant camera
Dorian Perodie .... best boy grip
Derek Rosevold .... lamp operator (as Derick Rosevold)
Joyce Rudolph .... still photographer
Aki Shigematsu .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Randy Stamhuis .... key grip
Richard Wilson .... Steadicam operator
Richard Wilson .... camera operator: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Susan Taylor Brouse .... location casting associate (as Sue Brouse)
Lynne Carrow .... location casting
Anastasia Kousakis .... extras casting assistant
Lonnie Mackenzie .... extras casting assistant (as Lonnie MacKenzie)
Mandy Milicevic .... extras casting assistant
Lisa Ratke .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shane Deschamps .... costume supervisor (as L. Shane Deschamps)
Debbie Douglas .... assistant costume designer (as Deborah M. Douglas)
Gail Vance .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Errin Clutton .... production editing assistant
Lorinda Donovan .... first assistant editor
Kristin Eaton .... assistant editor
Tyson Sawyer .... post-production coordinator
Kimberly L. Sewell .... assistant editor (as Kimberly Sewell)
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Ronald White .... apprentice editor
 
Location Management
Christopher M. Allan .... assistant location manager (as Chris Allan)
Iain MacPhail .... trainee assistant location manager (as Iain Macphail)
Ian Overend .... location manager
 
Music Department
James Bonney .... assistant music engineer
James Bonney .... music preparation
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Lori L. Eschler .... music editor (as Lori Eschler Frystak)
Richard Ford .... music editor
Don Great .... provider: additional source music
Mark Isham .... orchestrator
Stephen Krause .... score recordist
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Jason La Rocca .... assistant music engineer (as Jason LaRocca)
David Low .... music contractor
Peter Maunu .... musician: guitar
Roger Neill .... musician: guitar
Roger Neill .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Bob Bowe .... transportation coordinator
Sean Brennan .... driver: hair/makeup truck
John Busch .... driver: construction
Ron Gavin .... driver: electric truck
Barry 'Bear' Horton .... driver: starwagon
Mitch LaFleur .... transportation captain (as Mitch Lafleur)
Mark Litke .... driver: cast
Rick Marcoux .... driver: starwagon
Laurie Matheson .... driver: cast
Gordon Pearce .... driver: set decoration
Bubba Ram .... driver: camera car
Bubba Ram .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Steve Adams .... security captain
Phil Buhler .... stand-in
Clark Candy .... production coordinator
Roberta Cenedese .... production coordinator
Dan Crosby .... boat operator
Laurie Cross .... production assistant
Irena Dargenio .... payroll
Marina DuFort .... stand-in
Kimberly Edwards .... post-production accountant
Andy Fraser .... assistant: James McLindon
Ilona Granik .... stand-in
Michael Gutierrez .... production assistant
Tracy Hudak .... production assistant
Carole Jensson .... assistant chef: Reel Appetites
Peter Jotkus .... production assistant
Jason La Rocca .... programmer (as Jason LaRocca)
Rachel Mallette .... production assistant
Mary Mancini .... stand-in
David McGee .... chef: Reel Appetites
Wendy Mclean .... script supervisor (as Wendy McLean)
Jane Mundy .... caterer: Reel Appetites
Rebecca Nipple .... assistant: Alan Rudolph
Meredith Powell .... assistant: Alan Rudolph
Keith Provost .... stand-in
Mick Rochon .... production assistant
Melissa Ruffle .... production accountant
Svatia Sakarova .... first assistant accountant
George Sheanshang .... legal services (as George Sheanshang Esq.)
T.G. Shepherd .... office production assistant
Patricia Stirling .... accounting clerk
Nan Withers-Wilson .... dialect coach
 
Thanks
Gregory Alpert .... special thanks (as Greg Alpert)
Wren Arthur .... special thanks: Sandcastle 5 Productions
Joshua Astrachan .... special thanks: Sandcastle 5 Productions
Diane Buck .... special thanks
Paula Cantu .... special thanks: Sandcastle 5 Productions
May Chan .... special thanks
Mark Governor .... special thanks: Citysound Music
Heather Holst .... special thanks
Ken Kamins .... special thanks
Arnaud Levy .... special thanks
Michael Maxtone-Smith .... special thanks
Myles Nestel .... special thanks (as Miles Nestel)
Sabrina Padwa .... special thanks
Nina Ruscio .... special thanks
Danielle Sotet .... special thanks: Sandcastle 5 Productions
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for some language, sexuality and violence
Runtime:
116 min
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
France:Tous publics | Iceland:12 | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #37201)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Drummond Avery (Nick Nolte) is a state senator of an undisclosed state. The term of office and district represented are unknown.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
Kirk Stans:[Referring to sparse audience for his casino act] I left more people than this in bed!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sound to the StreetSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Weak story with numerous funny lines, 3 February 2001
Author: FlickJunkie-2 from Atlanta, GA

One needs a certain warped sense of humor to enjoy this film. Trixie (Emily Watson) is a self proclaimed `Private Defective' whose butchery of English is nothing short of cleavacle. Her command of idioms is not as bad as it is worse. She is Norm Crosby taken to the tenth powder. She mixes semaphores with a high-speed blender. Her malapropriations are so funny they border on historical.

The writing of Trixie's dialogue by Alan Rudolph is extremely clever, but the story that surrounds it is very quirky, meandering off point constantly. I'm not a big fan of Rudolph's wry style of directing, but this film actually has its moments. Some of the things that pop out of Trixie's mouth are priceless. I found myself tolerating the boring story to hear what she would say next.

Emily Watson's performance is excellent. She gives Trixie a naïve charm and gritty determination that is fun to watch. It is hard to fathom how she is able to say her lines with a straight face. Her Chicago accent is horrendous though. Nathan Lane also gives a tragically droll performance and Nick Nolte is absurdly humorous in his caricature of the corrupt state senator.

This film was pounded by almost everyone, but I like this kind of word gymnastics, so I enjoyed it despite itself. I rated it a 6/10. If you can appreciate a punny character without much of a story, it might be worth a try.

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