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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.

Director:

Nora Ephron

Writers:

Nora Ephron (screenplay), Delia Ephron (screenplay)
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Philip
Madeline Kahn ... Mrs. Munchnik
Robert Klein ... Mr. Lobel
Anthony LaPaglia ... Felix
Juliette Lewis ... Gracie
Rob Reiner ... Dr. Kinsky
Adam Sandler ... Louie
Liev Schreiber ... Chris
Rita Wilson ... Catherine
Parker Posey ... Rollerblader
Jon Stewart ... Rollerblader
Joely Fisher ... Susan
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Detective
Christine Cavanaugh ... Police
Henry Brown ... Police
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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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Taglines:

A Comedy On The Edge

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Before Xmas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,307,850, 26 December 1994

Gross USA:

$6,821,850

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,821,850
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TriStar Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Nora Ephron is the voice of the Los Angeles Times' automated phone responder in the film. See more »

Goofs

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

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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Connections

References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

White Christmas
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Afterthoughts on 'Mixed Nuts'
20 January 2005 | by syliva_vanhuseSee all my reviews

I saw this movie a few times when it first came out on video. I enjoyed that it was not all 'cheery and light' as much of the films (not all - thank goodness) with the name 'Ephron' attached to them.

People have commented on what a horrible movie this was. OK, fine this was not the standard cookie cutter romantic comedy and was rather flip about sensitive topics. It was even beyond borderline over the top. Thus, why I enjoyed it.

So why comment now? I was reminded of this movie as a watched the remake of the Manchurian Candidate. I knew as the drag queen titter, clad in his lovely black shawl, that he had that something to make it. Liev Schreiber has done just that with grace and an interesting body of work. It is always exciting to see that happen. I had that same feeling when I saw a performance in the Australian film called "Romper Stomper." Although Russell Crowe's fists have got almost as many headlines as his brilliant performances have.


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