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The Nut Job (2014)

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An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren survive by raiding a nut store, a location that also happens to be a front for a human gang's bank robbery.

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Peter Lepeniotis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Arnett ... Surly (voice)
Brendan Fraser ... Grayson (voice)
Liam Neeson ... Raccoon (voice)
Katherine Heigl ... Andie (voice)
Stephen Lang ... King (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Precious (voice)
Jeff Dunham ... Mole (voice)
Gabriel Iglesias ... Jimmy (voice)
Sarah Gadon ... Lana (voice)
James Rankin ... Fingers (voice)
Scott Yaphe Scott Yaphe ... Lucky (voice)
Joe Pingue ... Johnny (voice)
Annick Obonsawin ... Jamie (voice) (as Annick Obonswin)
Julie Lemieux ... Girl Scout (voice)
Rob Tinkler ... Redline / Buddy (voice)
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Storyline

In a city park, Surly the Squirrel has finally gone too far with his latest caper . Now exiled, Surly and his rat buddy Buddy's collective nightmare on the streets ends when they discover a nut store to raid. With no other options, she arranges a deal to help in Surly's heist for the colony, even while Surly fully intends to betray it. However, there is more going on with the nut store being a front for bank robbers while Raccoon has his own agenda to ensure his own power. In the mayhem to come, Surly finds himself challenged in ways he never expected and discovering the real prize to treasure in this adventure. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines:

No Nuts No Glory See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada | South Korea | USA

Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Locos por las nueces See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,423,000, 19 January 2014

Gross USA:

$64,251,541

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,885,527
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In Surly Squirrel (2005), the original short movie about the rivalry between Raccoon and his followers against Surly and Buddy, Raccoon's team are depicted as the "good" side. In this feature length adaptation, this is reversed. See more »

Quotes

Surly: It's not going to be easy but we're talkin' almonds, pistachios, walnuts and did I mention the peanut brittle?
Jimmy: Whoa, is that a candy, or a nut?
Surly: [laughs] Both.
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the end credits there is a scene with the Raccoon sitting on a buoy near Sydney, Australia, surrounded by sharks. See more »

Alternate Versions

Universal logo added to DVD release. See more »


Soundtracks

What's Tomorrow's Weather
Written by Harry Bluestone (BMI)
Published by CPM Metro Park (BMI)
Courtesy of APM Music
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A failed animation
16 August 2017 | by MihaiSorinTomaSee all my reviews

Surly, an exiled, selfish and self-centered squirrel teams up with some other animals to raid a nut shop in other to help the exact same park which threw him away. At the same time, in the same building, a similar job is being planned and executed by humans but with a higher stake.

It's a very linear story full of expected events interfering from time to time with ridiculous decisions. The characters are badly created with inexplicable personalities and judgment which obviously do not transmit any emotion or feeling to the viewer. Judging by the trailers, it should have been funny, entertaining and interesting but sadly, I have to say that they were a lot better than this entire movie. No laughter, no story, no characters, no nothing. It looks great and it is well animated though, but that's about it. I cannot recommend a movie just because it looks good, not even an animation and especially not this one. A bad film overall.


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