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High-priced hooker Claudia Draper (Barbra Streisand) has been arrested for the murder of one of her clients. The attorney engaged by Claudia's parents hopes to cop an insanity plea so that she can avoid a trial and manslaughter conviction. But she refuses this, citing a proviso in New York law that may result in her spending the rest of her life in an institution. Against all odds, struggling lawyer Aaron Levinsky (Richard Dreyfuss) tries to prove that Claudia is not crazy and is capable of standing trial. He certainly has his work cut out for him; the violently impulsive Claudia is not only "nuts," but certifiably so. Though she has plenty of opportunity in Nuts to give out with her usual bravura Streisandisms, Streisand (who also produced the film and wrote the songs) is surprisingly restrained through most of the proceedings. And then there's that extended-monologue climax. Nuts was adapted by Tom Topor, Darryl Ponicsan, and Alvin Sargent from Topor's stage play. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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|Grouped Work ID||9e14b631-6435-01ea-c566-c1012c7cd58e|
|Grouping Author||warner bros|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-09-30 23:16:33PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-18 02:09:58AM|
Ritt, Martin, 1914-1990.
Topor, Tom, 1938-
Warner Home Video (Firm).
Bellevue - Adult Movie
Southeast - Adult Movie
|display_description||The pending case: The People of the State of New York vs. Claudia Draper. The issue: Is Claudia mentally competent to stand trial? Sure, she's shocking, outspoken, explosive. But is she "nuts?" Claudia holds nothing back as she takes on the judicial system, modern psychiatry, personal demons and anyone in her way.|
|local_callnumber_catalog||DVD 791.43 N9769|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|subject_facet||Trials -- Drama|
|title_full||Nuts [videorecording] / Warner Bros. presents ; a Barwood Films/Martin Ritt production ; screenplay by Tom Topor, Darryl Ponicsan, & Alvin Sargent ; produced by Barbra Streisand ; directed by Martin Ritt ; a Barwood Films presentation|