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Nuts

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Original title
Nuts
Year
Running time
116 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Tom Topor, Alvin Sargent, Darryl Ponicsan (Play: Tom Topor)
Music
Barbra Streisand
Cinematography
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros presents a Barwood Films / Martin Ritt Production
Genre
Drama | Courtroom Drama. Disease. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Barbra Streisand is a mad high-priced "escort" accused of murder, but whether she's mad as hell or mad as a hatter is the question in this courtroom drama, adapted from the play by Tom Topor. While her doting, willfully uncomprehending mother (Maureen Stapleton) and stepdad with a secret (Karl Malden) try to have her judged incompetent and sent to an asylum, she fights for her day in court with the help of a hapless legal aid attorney (a refreshingly understated Richard Dreyfuss). James Whitmore presides over the hearing with a compassion and sense of justice that gives one faith in a system and la Streisand (who developed and produced the project) sinks her teeth into the tempestuous role like a starving actress. The plot holds few surprised, but the drama lies in the characters and veteran director Martin Ritt (Hud) brings out the best in a top-flight cast.
Awards
1987: Golden Globes: 3 Nominations including Best Motion Picture - Drama
1987: David di Donatello: Nominated for Best Foreogn Actress (Barbra Streisand)
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