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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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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, 23 December 1994

Gross USA:

$6,798,240
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TriStar Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Liev Schreiber's theatrical film debut. His first credited role was in Janek: The Silent Betrayal (1994), which premiered on television the day before this movie opened in theaters. 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

[calling Philip and Catherine]
Mrs. Munchnik: Hey... DICKHEADS!
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Connections

Remake of Le père Noël est une ordure (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Mixed Nuts
Written by Brock Walsh
Performed by Dr. John
Produced by George Fenton
Courtesy of GRP Records
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I'm so upset no one else loves this movie....
11 March 2005 | by muziklaSee 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.


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