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Trixie (2000)

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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.

Director:

Alan Rudolph

Writers:

Alan Rudolph (story), John Binder (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Troy Yorke ... Cleavon Arris
Wendy Noel Wendy Noel ... Coffee Shop Waitress
David Kopp ... Bell Boy
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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language, sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2000 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Трикси See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,620, 2 July 2000

Gross USA:

$295,683

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$295,683
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Lang enjoyed working with costar Brittany Murphy so much, he later tried out and was cast as Sheriff Brent Marken in Cherry Falls (2000). Scheduling conflicts prevented him from playing the role and the part eventually went to veteran actor Michael Biehn. Lang later admitted the only reason he wanted to be in the film was because he would have gotten to work with Murphy again. See more »

Goofs

Senator Avery talks about going for his 8th term but this is impossible. Even assuming the shortest possible time in office (serving only one day of a vacated Senator's position as his first term plus 5 full terms of 6 years each and he is speaking on the first day of his 7th term) this equals 30 years and two days. He directly states he is 52 and you cannot become a Senator unless you are at least 30 meaning he must be an absolute minimum of 60 yeas and two days old. See more »

Quotes

Trixie: You gotta grab the bull by the tail and look it in the eye.
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Connections

Referenced in The Brittany Murphy Story (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sound to the Street
Written by Terrance B. McNeill
Performed by TeMac
Published by Terrance B. McNeill Music (BMI)
Courtesy of TeMac Entertainment
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Wonderful mixed metaphors
19 August 2000 | by morwynSee all my reviews

Brilliant mixed metaphors, fabulous dialogue. I can see how someone may not like it if they don't get or don't like word play, but if you like a good turn of phrase I highly recommend it! Huzzah for John Binder, whoever he is, not much on his resume, I can't wait for the next script!


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