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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)
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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Madeline Kahn (Mrs. Munchnik) & Anthony LaPaglia (Felix) also worked together on Betsy's Wedding (1990) as Lola Hopper & Stevie Dee respectively. 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

Susan: My psychiatrist thinks we should break up.
Philip: What? I didn't know you were going to a psychiatrist.
Susan: Well I'm not actually going to one. I've been dating one for four months.
Philip: This is so sudden!
Susan: I didn't want to tell you this over the phone, I really wanted to fax you. But you don't even *have* a fax!
[hangs up]
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Written by Ralph Blane & Hugh Martin
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Clever Dark Comedy
18 January 2008 | by kentvanmeterSee all my reviews

This quirky movie has become a family favorite of ours since it was released. Obviously not Oscar material, but definitely not to be panned as badly as some have done. Norah Ephrom has created a very clever and funny script from the original French play. Dark humor, sure, but time has toned it down in relation to the Bad Santa, Scrooged, etc. that have entered the Christmas move genre. I was always amazed that this movie was NEVER in the Christmas Holiday bins at Best Buy until this past year. Perhaps now it will enter the sub-culture consciousness, almost like a Christmas Story (but without the 24-hour marathon). If you haven't seen this movie, give it a chance. Adam Sandler's "Chris" song should at least bring a smile.


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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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