The Nutt House (film)

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The Nutt House
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Scott Spiegel (uncredited)
Produced by David Rotman
Brad Wyman
Screenplay by Bruce Campbell (as R.O.C. Sandstorm)
Ivan Raimi (as Alan Smithee Sr.)
Sam Raimi (as Alan Smithee Jr.)
Story by Ivan Raimi (as Alan Smithee Sr.)
Sam Raimi (as Alan Smithee Jr.)
Scott Spiegel (as Peter Perkinson)
Starring Stephen Kearney
Amy Yasbeck
Traci Lords
Barry Livingston
Stella Stevens
Emil Sitka
King Moody
Joseph Whipp
Sandra Gould
Music by Cameron Allan
Cinematography Bernd Heinl
Edited by Michael Mulconery
Walt Mulconery
Production
  company
Connexion Film Productions
Distributed by Triboro Entertainment Group
Release date(s) September 10, 1992 (Germany)
Running time 94 mins.
Country United States
Language English

The Nutt House is a 1992 film directed by Adam Rifkin. It stars Stephen Kearney, Traci Lords and Amy Yasbeck.[1] It was also the last film for Emil Sitka, Sandra Gould and King Moody.

Plot[edit]

Identical twins Philbert and Nathan were separated at birth. Philbert is married to a wealthy heiress (Amy Yasbeck) with a mistress (Traci Lords) and a political campaign for President of the United States. Nathan suffers from a severe case of multiple personality disorder and has spent his life in a lunatic asylum. Nathan shows up on his brother's doorstep and what begins as a case of mistaken identity spirals out of control.

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Production[edit]

Creative tensions between director Scott Spiegel and one of the film's producers, Brad Wyman, resulted in Spiegel being replaced by another director, Adam Rifkin, three weeks into production. Wyman later stated that he regretted firing Spiegel and blamed it on the fact that he (Wyman) "wasn't a very good producer at the time." As a result, the writers of this movie - Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Scott Spiegel - were so embarrassed with the end result that they all used pseudonyms instead of their own names in the credits.

Release[edit]

The film was released theatrically in Germany on September 10, 1992 and was not released in the United States until the summer of 1995, where it was released directly to videocassette. Two DVD releases followed. The first in 1999, where it was released by Image Entertainment and the second in 2005, where it was released by Ardustry Entertainment. In Australia, it was released on VHS as The Nutty Nut.

Reception[edit]

There's currently no approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but the Want-To-See score is 6%. The only review on said site is from Matthew James, who called it a "stupid and unfunny comedy which delivers the all together well known material very blandly".

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