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The Nut Job (2014)

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An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren survive by raiding a nut store, a location that also happens to be a front for a human gang's bank robbery.

Director:

Peter Lepeniotis
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Arnett ... Surly (voice)
Brendan Fraser ... Grayson (voice)
Liam Neeson ... Raccoon (voice)
Katherine Heigl ... Andie (voice)
Stephen Lang ... King (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Precious (voice)
Jeff Dunham ... Mole (voice)
Gabriel Iglesias ... Jimmy (voice)
Sarah Gadon ... Lana (voice)
James Rankin ... Fingers (voice)
Scott Yaphe Scott Yaphe ... Lucky (voice)
Joe Pingue ... Johnny (voice)
Annick Obonsawin ... Jamie (voice) (as Annick Obonswin)
Julie Lemieux ... Girl Scout (voice)
Rob Tinkler ... Redline / Buddy (voice)
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Storyline

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 Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines:

No Nuts No Glory See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

ToonBox Entertainment's First Film See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the late fifties, yet there's 1970-circa checker taxis driving around. See more »

Quotes

Surly: It's not going to be easy but we're talkin' almonds, pistachios, walnuts and did I mention the peanut brittle?
Jimmy: Whoa, is that a candy, or a nut?
Surly: [laughs] Both.
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the end credits there is a scene with the Raccoon sitting on a buoy near Sydney, Australia, surrounded by sharks. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »


Soundtracks

Push Play
Performed by Sixx Johnson
Written by Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), Jason Rabinowitz, Sixx Johnson
Courtesy of Bridge Compositions
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User Reviews

 
Rather Weak
18 August 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada | South Korea | USA

Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nut Job See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,423,000, 19 January 2014

Gross USA:

$64,251,541

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,885,527
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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