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A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.

Director:

Martin Ritt

Writers:

Tom Topor (play), Tom Topor (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbra Streisand ... Claudia Draper
Richard Dreyfuss ... Aaron Levinsky
Maureen Stapleton ... Rose Kirk
Karl Malden ... Arthur Kirk
Eli Wallach ... Dr. Herbert A. Morrison
Robert Webber ... Francis MacMillan
James Whitmore ... Judge Stanley Murdoch
Leslie Nielsen ... Allen Green
William Prince ... Clarence Middleton
Dakin Matthews ... 1st Judge
Paul Benjamin ... Harry Harrison
Warren Manzi Warren Manzi ... Saul Kreiglitz
Elizabeth Hoffman ... Dr. Johnson
Castulo Guerra ... Dr. Arantes
Stacy Bergman Stacy Bergman ... 16 year-old Claudia
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Storyline

A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is very disruptive during her court hearings. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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Taglines:

Mad As In Angry. Or Just Plain... NUTS

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1988 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Me quieren volver loca See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$30,950,002
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Penultimate film directed by Martin Ritt. Ritt's final film as director was about two years later with 1989's Stanley & Iris (1990). See more »

Quotes

Claudia Draper: I know women who marry men they despise so they can drive a Mercedes and spend summers in the Hamptons.
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Referenced in Kath & Kimderella (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

SINDHI-BHAIRAVI
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Performed by Ravi Shankar
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Nuts is an excellent film that has not recieved the credit that it deserves.
26 April 1999 | by Julius-10See all my reviews

Nuts, by Barbra Streisand, is a classic showcase of this multi-talented woman's versatility as an actress. The film deals with a very weighty subject, is handled superbly by Streisand, both as an actress and as a director. Other noteworthy performances are given by Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, and Arthur Kirk, as her lawyer, mother, and step-father respectively. This film is an unadultered gem and should be considered as such by any worthy critic.


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