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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$285,618, 10 September 2000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

All of Senator Avery's (Nick Nolte) lines, except for sparse words or lines in response to conversation, are real quotes from politicians. See more »

Goofs

It was posted that the senator served the entire state not districts. He was a "state" senator not federal so he would be representing districts, not the entire state. The goof post should be removed as it is, in fact a "goof" itself. See more »

Quotes

Service Guy: You wanna hear a good joke? Okay, "Knock, Knock."
Trixie: Come In. Is that it?!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Perky Bossa
Written and Performed by Rick Frystak
Published by Rickdolph Music (BMI)
Courtesy of InTone Music
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I love this film, and have watched it twice.
17 November 2003 | by ru486See all my reviews

The Trixie character is very original and inviting. Her story is amazing and touching. The verbal battle between Trixie and the Senator is complex beauty. Every performance is great by the the well casted. I found Trixie to be a warm and very interesting movie.


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