In a city park, Surly the Squirrel has finally gone too far with his latest caper . Now exiled, Surly and his rat buddy Buddy's collective nightmare on the streets ends when they discover a nut store to raid. With no other options, she arranges a deal to help in Surly's heist for the colony, even while Surly fully intends to betray it. However, there is more going on with the nut store being a front for bank robbers while Raccoon has his own agenda to ensure his own power. In the mayhem to come, Surly finds himself challenged in ways he never expected and discovering the real prize to treasure in this adventure.Written by
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The film is set in the late fifties, yet there's 1970-circa checker taxis driving around. See more »
It's not going to be easy but we're talkin' almonds, pistachios, walnuts and did I mention the peanut brittle?
Whoa, is that a candy, or a nut?
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Halfway through the end credits there is a scene with the Raccoon sitting on a buoy near Sydney, Australia, surrounded by sharks. See more »
On the Nickelodeon/Nick@Nite (U.S.) airings, the entire end credits sequence (complete with a mid-credit scene and post-credits animation) is omitted in favor of the network's on-screen credits over the ending scene. See more »
An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel (Will Arnett) finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery.
Critics are generally opposed to this film, and one can see why. The plot is pretty weak (though the attempt to parallel the two stories was interesting), none of the characters is particularly likable, and it is just rather bland.
Some apologists have tried to say there is a good political message here about the flaws of a centralized government, or having one man decide where food is stored and how it is divided up. I suppose this could be true, but it was a very subtle point and if that was the overall message they overshadowed it with fluff.
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