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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.

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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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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


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

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$285,618, 10 September 2000
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Drummond Avery (Nick Nolte) is a state senator of an undisclosed state. The term of office and district represented are unknown. See more »

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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

Trixie: What a load of lame duck! Do who hear yourself when you speak?! Do you hear what you are saying?!
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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I Have the Right to Know
Written and Performed by Brenda Burns
Published by Brenda Burns Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Big Boss Records
By Arrangement with Bug Music, Inc.
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Fun, but an acquired taste.
18 December 2000 | by howiewinsSee all my reviews

There seem to be two major demographics that film audiences fall into. The commercially reliable, and the more risky arthouse, or as Trixie would say, "but I see it the other way". "Trixie" falls into the arthouse, with its star, Emily Watson, fitting in perfectly to its offbeat nature. Watson has proven in her career, from "Breaking the Waves" to "Hilary and Jackie" that she is one of the most underrated and capable actresses in modern film. Following a "noir" mystery tale of murder, and political corruption, "Trixie" takes the cliches of a thriller and combines them skillfully with the creative tongue of the English-slaughtering lead character. For people who enjoy daring, open-minded pictures, "Trixie" is a fun way to spend an evening. For people who enjoy loud, explosion-packed films, go see them.


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