Mixed Nuts


1h 37m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Christmas is only hours away, and Philip and his dedicated staff are about to go just a little crazy. Philip is a clumsy do-gooder who runs Lifesavers, a suicide prevention hotline service in the funky beach community of Venice, California. Unfortunately, Lifesavers is going to be evicted so the landlord can turn the building into a condominium complex. Philip, however, remains optimistic. He always sees the light at the end of the tunnel, even though it's inevitably the headlight of the next oncoming train. Philip's Lifesavers is a place where the rescuers need help, where the lines of communication are hopelessly tangled, where anxious callers get cut off. Here, disorder is the order of the day, particularly on Christmas Eve, when people can become so overwhelmed by all that Yuletide cheer that there's only one thing to do--reach for the phone and call for help.

Film Details

Also Known As
Julnötter
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Medical
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Kaufman Astoria Studios, Astoria, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Christmas is only hours away, and Philip and his dedicated staff are about to go just a little crazy. Philip is a clumsy do-gooder who runs Lifesavers, a suicide prevention hotline service in the funky beach community of Venice, California. Unfortunately, Lifesavers is going to be evicted so the landlord can turn the building into a condominium complex. Philip, however, remains optimistic. He always sees the light at the end of the tunnel, even though it's inevitably the headlight of the next oncoming train. Philip's Lifesavers is a place where the rescuers need help, where the lines of communication are hopelessly tangled, where anxious callers get cut off. Here, disorder is the order of the day, particularly on Christmas Eve, when people can become so overwhelmed by all that Yuletide cheer that there's only one thing to do--reach for the phone and call for help.

Crew

Richmond Aguilar

Lighting Technician

Alexis Alexian

Production Coordinator

David Allen

Property Master

Gregory Alpert

Assistant Location Manager

Joe Alvarado

Best Boy

James M Arnett

Stunt Coordinator

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Howard Bacharach

Transportation Captain

Michael Badalucco

Assistant Property Master

Jack Bauer

Best Boy

Jim Belletier

Assistant Camera Operator

Diane Langone Benfield

Post-Production Accountant

Elise Bennett

Assistant Art Director

Luca Bielan

Assistant Camera Operator

Bryan Birge

Costumes

David Boulton

Adr

Steve Bowerman

Boom Operator

Dennis Bradford

Art Director

Rolland M. Brooks

Scenic Artist

Bob Brown

Assistant Camera Operator

James S Brown

Production Assistant

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

John Burke

Best Boy

Peter Bush

Stunts

Colleen Callaghan

Hair Stylist

Joseph A Campayno

Makeup Artist

Danny Canovas

Assistant Sound Editor

Teresa Carriker-thayer

Assistant Art Director

Donald Caruthers

Storyboard Artist

Gary Cergol

Art Department Coordinator

Kay Chapin

Script Supervisor

Betty Chin

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ted Clark

Other

Christian Clarke

Production Assistant

William M Connor

Assistant Director

Kenneth Connors

Best Boy

Sara Corrigan

Assistant Editor

Jeff Cronenweth

Camera Operator

Jeanie Daniels

Accounting Assistant

Christopher Detitta

On-Set Dresser

George Detitta Jr.

Set Decorator

Craig Dibona

Camera Operator

Lee Dichter

Rerecording

Anthony J Dimeo

On-Set Dresser

Jack Dock

Craft Service

Steven S Duncan

Transportation Coordinator

Anthony Dunne

Construction Coordinator

Russ Engels

Lighting Technician

Delia Ephron

Executive Producer

Delia Ephron

Screenplay

Nora Ephron

Screenplay

Ellen Evans

Script Supervisor

Kevin P. Faherty

Costume Supervisor

Roy Farfel

Stunts

George Fenton

Music

Cindy Franke

Assistant Production Coordinator

Richard Friedlander

Assistant Editor

Paul Gaily

On-Set Dresser

Dennis Gamiello

Key Grip

Joseph Garzero

Scenic Artist

John Glaser

Assistant Costume Designer

Frank Graziadei

Other

Frank Griffin

Makeup

John Grimolizzi

Foreman

Bill Groom

Production Designer

Robert Guerra

Assistant Art Director

Mara Hade

Assistant Production Accountant

Joseph R Hartwick

Unit Production Manager

Joseph R Hartwick

Producer

Richard Hebrank

Key Grip

Amy Henkels

Assistant

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Wayne Herndon

Hair Stylist

Harry Higgins

Other

Robert Jauregui

Stunts

Kristen M Johnson

Adr Editor

Robert Kaiser

Color Timer

Gene Kearney

Key Grip

Aleen Keshishian

Casting Associate

Rich King

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Hannah Kozak

Stunts

Steve Krieger

On-Set Dresser

Annette Kudrak

Music

Jeffrey Kurland

Costume Designer

Evan Labb

Dga Trainee

Jennifer Lamb

Stunts

Harry J Leavey

Transportation Co-Captain

Jim Leavey

Transportation Captain

Donald J. Lee

Assistant Director

Alisa Lepselter

Assistant Editor

Paul A Levin

Post-Production Supervisor

Laura Levine

Art Department

Dawn Line

Costume Supervisor

Peter Lombardi

Production Accountant

John B Lowry

Best Boy

David Macmillan

Sound Mixer

Brian R Mannain

Liaison

James Mazzola

Property Master

Nick Meyers

Music Supervisor

Nick Meyers

Music Editor

John Minor

Production Assistant

Wendy Murray

Art Department Coordinator

Randy Nolen

Steadicam Operator

Sven Nykvist

Director Of Photography

Sven Nykvist

Dp/Cinematographer

Geoffrey O'brien

Apprentice

Bitty O'sullivan-smith

Sound Editor

Noon Orsatti

Stunts

Daniel Ottesen

Effects Assistant

John Ottesen

Special Effects Coordinator

David Penotti

Production Assistant

Linda Perme

Craft Service

Trisha Peters

Stunts

Janice Polley

Location Manager

Leigh Rathner

Camera Trainee

Scott Rathner

Assistant Camera Operator

Bob Reitano

Editor

Elizabeth Riley

Stunts

Darin Rivetti

Production Assistant

Charles Roos

Production Assistant

Laura Rosenthal

Casting

Lisa M Rowe

Production Assistant

James Sabat

Sound Mixer

Louis Sabat

Boom Operator

Dan Sable

Sound Editor

Lynn Sable

Foley Editor

Dennis Schoonderwoerd

Costumes

Andy Schwartz

Photography

Jodi Shapera

Assistant Production Accountant

Paul Short

Stunts

Alysa Shwedel

Other

James Skotchdopole

Assistant Director

James Skotchdopole

Executive Producer

Gregg Smrz

Stunts

John L Solomon

Associate Producer

Mitchel Stanley

Consultant

Melissa Stanton

Costume Supervisor

Marc Stirdivant

Dga Trainee

Juliet Taylor

Casting

Lynn Taylor-corbett

Choreographer

Tony Thomas

Producer

Shani Tuch

Production Assistant

Brian Ufberg

Assistant Editor

Joe Violante

Consultant

Magdaline Volaitis

Sound Editor

Toni-ann Walker

Hair Stylist

Deborah Wallach

Adr Editor

Carmen B Weets

Other

William W Wilson

Stunts

Paul Junger Witt

Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Julnötter
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Medical
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Kaufman Astoria Studios, Astoria, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video June 27, 1995

Released in United States Winter December 21, 1994

Shown at Sarasota French Film Festival November 10-14, 1993.

Based on Jean-Marie Poire's film "Le Pere Noel Est Une Ordure" (France/1982).

Anthony La Paglia replaced Kadeem Hardison several weeks into shooting.

Began shooting February 14, 1994.

Completed shooting May 6, 1994.

Released in United States on Video June 27, 1995

Released in United States Winter December 21, 1994