Nuts Poster

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 2003

R|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
Charged with killing a client, call girl Claudia Draper (Barbra Streisand) is awaiting her trial. While Claudia's parents seek to have her declared insane so that she can avoid a likely guilty verdict and serve time for manslaughter, she rejects this approach because she doesn't want to be put in a mental institution. Lawyer Aaron Levinsky (Richard Dreyfuss) reluctantly takes on Claudia's case and tries to prove that she's not crazy, but the volatile prostitute doesn't make his task easy.

Cast: Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Eli Wallach, Robert Webber, James Whitmore, Karl Malden, Leslie Nielsen

Director: Martin Ritt

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Bros., Barwood Films

Keywords: Murder, New York City, Judge, Mother, Emotional, 1980s, Underdog, Quest, Father


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama