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Mixed Nuts (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 21 December 1994 (USA)
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The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.

Director:

Nora Ephron

Writers:

Nora Ephron (screenplay), Delia Ephron (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Philip
Madeline Kahn ... Mrs. Munchnik
Robert Klein ... Mr. Lobel
Anthony LaPaglia ... Felix
Juliette Lewis ... Gracie
Rob Reiner ... Dr. Kinsky
Adam Sandler ... Louie
Liev Schreiber ... Chris
Rita Wilson ... Catherine
Parker Posey ... Rollerblader
Jon Stewart ... Rollerblader
Joely Fisher ... Susan
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Detective
Christine Cavanaugh ... Police
Henry Brown ... Police
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Storyline

Philip runs a crisis hotline with Catherine and Mrs Munchnik. That's the easy part, now it gets tricky... Stanley loves evicting people and he evicts Philip. Philip loves helping people and he is loved by Catherine. Catherine is loved by Louie who loves writing songs. Chris loves dancing to songs and loves to wear large dresses. Gracie also loves to wear large dresses because she's pregnant. She loves the baby's father, Felix, who loves to paint. That just leaves Mrs. Munchnik who hasn't been loved by anybody in a very long time. Written by Tim McSmythurs <Tim.McSmythurs@swindon.ericsson.se>

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Taglines:

A Comedy On The Edge

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Before Xmas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,307,850, 23 December 1994

Gross USA:

$6,798,240
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TriStar Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cast includes several actors who appeared as guests or played roles on The Larry Sanders Show (1992): Jon Stewart, Adam Sandler, Steven Wright, Haley Joel Osment, Rob Reiner, and Garry Shandling. See more »

Goofs

Felix slips the suspender onto his left arm once, then again when the shot changes, when he puts the Santa suit back on in the bathroom. See more »

Quotes

[talking to caller on a suicide hotline]
Philip: May I put you on hold while I run to my desk? Uh... you're not calling from a bridge or holding a weapon, are you?
Hotline Caller: No.
Philip: Good.
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Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
(From The Jingle Cats Medley)
Traditional
Arranged by Mike Spalla
Performed by The Jingle Cats
Courtesy of Jingle Cat Records
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actually quite good
21 October 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

One of those "slice of life" stories, "Mixed Nuts" portrays several hours on Christmas Eve in a crisis hot-line center where Phil (Steve Martin) works. Over the day, a most unusual series of events happens, and no one's life will ever be the same again. Some of the scenes are real shockers (you'll know them when you see them).

Steve Martin has a great time with the role, as does Rita Wilson as Catherine O'Shaughnessy, Phil's co-worker. You'll really like the elevator scene. Great support from Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Juliette Lewis, Anthony LaPaglia, Rob Reiner, Adam Sandler, and Liev Schreiber make this movie truly one Christmas treat. Jon Stewart and Parker Posey also appear.


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