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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Trixie Zurbo
... Dex Lang
... Senator Drummond Avery
... Kirk Stans
... Ruby Pearli
... Dawn Sloane
... W. 'Red' Rafferty
... Jacob Slotnick
... Vince Deflore
... Sid Deflore
... Ramon
... Alvin
Troy Yorke ... Cleavon Arris
Wendy Noel ... Coffee Shop Waitress
... 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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Трикси  »

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

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Trixie: You gotta grab the bull by the tail and look it in the eye.
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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All Over You
Written and produced by Howard McCrary
Performed by Lesley Ann Warren
Published by Howard McCrary Music (ASCAP)
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I laughed so hard I woke him up!
8 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

And, no, he would NOT have liked this movie. Most people obviously didn't. My sides ached. I know most people didn't "get" it. Look at the mess of categories it is in. You cannot pigeonhole this movie. It is an original.

I do understand. I have seen Altman movies that I didn't think were funny, either. But this one hit a home run right up my alley. Not funny? Well, at least it's not a tired, old cliché. I had to get the tissues out because I was laughing so hard I was crying. See? We mix metaphors all the time.

But these clichés have never been mixed so well. How did Nick Nolte, Lesley Ann Warren and Brittany Murphy and the rest of the cast keep straight faces? A whole movie FULL of straight men. The only one who knew he was funny was Nathan Lane ... and he was playing a comedian ... that most people didn't think was funny! How ironic is that?

I just want to say to everyone involved in making this movie: Thank you! I laughed so hard I ruptured my catachresis.


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