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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Surly (voice)
... Grayson (voice)
... Raccoon (voice)
... Andie (voice)
... King (voice)
... Precious (voice)
... Mole (voice)
... Jimmy (voice)
... Lana (voice)
James Rankin ... Fingers (voice)
Scott Yaphe ... Lucky (voice)
... Johnny (voice)
Annick Obonsawin ... Jamie (voice) (as Annick Obonswin)
... Girl Scout (voice)
... Redline / Buddy (voice)
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Storyline

In a city park, Surly the Squirrel has finally gone too far with his latest caper leading to the animal community's winter food cache being destroyed. Now exiled, Surly and his rat buddy Buddy's collective nightmare on the streets ends when they discover a nut store to raid. Meanwhile, the squirrels, the heroic Andie and the ditsy Grayson, are charged by Raccoon to find a new food source and Andie runs into Surly. 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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Official site [Japan]

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Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Locos por las nueces  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the Dutch version a character is voiced by a famous YouTube-star. His name is Enzo Knol. See more »

Quotes

Surly: Buddy, we found it! The lost city of Nutlantis!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits all the characters, plus an animated PSY, dance to Gangnam Style See more »

Connections

Followed by The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) 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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Looney Toons Style Nutsy Action
27 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

7.8 of 10. This has a lot of the 50s-70s style cartoon animal characters along with their seeming invincibility to any sort of explosion or accident. It comes, however, with excellent modern drawing, natural 3D art and animation to add to a distinct story of friends & sharing.

At the base of this is a great, very simple to understand story for kids. Treasure your friends and share with them. It's more complex than that, involving theft both direct and indirect, and some devious political-like characters for adults to enjoy.

The humor in the film alternates from kiddy and tween to puns and some more amusing adult idiosyncrasies and allusions. The soundtrack is extremely limited but works in the few places it's used.


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