Nuts (Widescreen)

Closed Capationed Starring: Barbra Streisand Director: Martin Ritt  Rated: R: Restricted
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1987
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
    • Dolby Surround - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 11/18/1987
"...[Streisand gives] a heroic performance....[Dreyfuss gives] a performance that suggests a world of feeling and experience..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/20/1987
"...NUTS is itself impassioned....Streisand sails into the role with nothing held back..."

Product Description:

Martin Ritt directed NUTS, a courtroom thriller which is an example of the director working clearly at the top of his form; he has always been an actor's director and here gets tremendous performances from his entire cast. Taken from a stage play that was changed extensively for the big screen, NUTS is set mostly in a courtroom, where the apparently mentally ill Claudia Draper (Barbra Streisand), a prostitute who has killed one of her johns, is standing trial for manslaughter. However, as the trial progresses and Claudia strains to prove her sanity, startling new evidence is revealed about her parents--who are trying to have her committed, her psychiatrist, and the public defender assigned to her. Streisand produced and starred in this film, and it is evident from her volatile performance how much she wanted to play Claudia; her intensity gives the film's courtroom scenes their push. Contributing to the intensity, Ritt bathes the courtroom in luminescent light during Streisand's most intense scenes, highlighting Claudia's urgency and lending an eerie feeling to the usually antiseptic courtroom. Fueled by uniformly excellent performances, Ritt's film eclipses the scope of the usual courtroom drama as it works toward a surprising and revealing conclusion.

Plot Synopsis:

A strong-willed, high-class prostitute has committed murder and her family and attorney want her to plead guilty by reason of insanity. She insists on holding on to her sanity and her lawyer must battle his own prejudice and her inexplicable belligerence to discover the truth. Strong performances from the entire cast.

Plot Keywords:

Character Study | Family Interaction | Prostitution | Psychodrama | Recommended | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: November 20, 1987
  • Filmed on location in Los Angeles, California and New York City.
  • The stage version of NUTS opened on Broadway on April 28, 1980. It was produced by Stevie Phillips. The film version was originally to be directed by Mark Rydell.
  • The estimated budget for NUTS was $25 million.
  • Shown at the Berlin Film Festival February 1988.
  • The stage version of NUTS opened on Broadway on April 28, 1980. It was produced by Stevie Phillips. The film version was originally to be directed by Mark Rydell.

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