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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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Details

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, 26 December 1994

Gross USA:

$6,821,850

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,821,850
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TriStar Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kadeem Hardison and Rosie Perez were originally considered to play Felix and Gracie. 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

Chris: [to Philip] Dancing with you makes me feel all fluffy, like I was dancing on a cloud.
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Connections

Remake of Le père Noël est une ordure (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Mixed Nuts
Written by Brock Walsh
Performed by Dr. John
Produced by George Fenton
Courtesy of GRP Records
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one more proof that remakes don't compete with originals
4 August 2004 | by skriptaparisSee all my reviews

I was maybe hoping too much from an American remake of a French movie: I was wrong once more: "Mixed Nuts" is nothing else but a total waste of time and money, compared to the original "Le père Noël est une ordure" (litterally "Santa Claus is a ba..rd")an eternal hilarious classic, but maybe unadaptable after all. I don't say that because I am French (some US remakes of French movies -though not numerous- are excellent and well adapted, such as "True lies" with Schwarzy and Jamie Lee Curtis, "Sommersby" with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster,etc.), but because I definitely think it's no use to "americanize" what is typically French (or from another country), or one looses the main spirit. It's always better-than-nothing to dub the original dialog (I know American audience don't like to read subtitles, too bad as original actors are always "betrayed"); another perfect bad example of adaptation is the 1996's "The Bird Cage" with the-not-funny-at-all-even grotesque-Nathan Lane, vs the wonderful, sensitive and incredibly hilarious Michel Serrault in the original French/Italian "La cage aux Folles", (actually same story/dialog almost to the line in the US version, so why bother?)

Finally, I appreciate very much US movies (in original version s'il vous plait!)for what I mostly expect from them: action, special effects, extraordinary CGIs, glamor,etc. We French are different, accept that and enjoy our movies too (1% of the US market only)! R.E.S.P.E.C.T.!


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