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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.

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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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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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada | South Korea | USA

Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Locos por las nueces See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,550,000, 19 January 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,251,541

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,529,966
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It is the most expensive animated movie co-produced in South Korea. 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

Universal logo added to DVD release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fluffy's Food Adventures: Las Vegas (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Fish Out of Water
Performed by Leo Soul
Written by Chief WaKil (as Mansa Wakili), Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), and Jason Rabinowitz
Courtesy of Bridge Compositions
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NOT "Over the Hedge" quality
21 January 2014 | by joexrayguySee all my reviews

I took my son because he wanted to see it- he liked it, probably because it was primary colored images moving on the screen. I was waiting for a re-hash of 'Over the Hedge', but it was not up to that standard. Surly the squirrel is banished from the park by raccoon-we never know why and that may have helped give me some feeling for his character. Also, right from the start, you can tell Raccoon is up to something. Catherine Heigl as Andie(?) the female squirrel sounded like she was phoning it in. Where I kind of expected a little romance, there wasn't even friendship. The bad guy humans weren't even very engaging, either. I am not making a bad joke if I say they were two dimensional characters. Absolutely no surprises here, and nothing to engage you either. Go back and see Frozen instead. Wait, gotta give some credit to the level of CGI animation-textures were incredible. And that Lana,WOW, some dish.


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