GenreComedy, Drama Story bySam Raimi, Scott Spiegel CountryUnited States
Scott Spiegel (uncredited) Release dateSeptember 10, 1992 (Germany) WriterSam Raimi (story), Scott Spiegel (story), Ivan Raimi (story), Sam Raimi (screenplay), Ivan Raimi (screenplay), Bruce Campbell (screenplay) DirectorsAdam Rifkin, Scott Spiegel CastStephen Kearney (Nathan Philbert Nutt), Amy Yasbeck (Diane Nutt), Stella Stevens (Mrs. Robinson), Joseph Whipp (Doctor Foster), Traci Lords (Miss Tress) Similar moviesStephen Kearney appears in The Nutt House and Rikky and Pete
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The Nutt House, initially titled The Nutty Nut, is a 1992 film directed by Adam Rifkin. It stars Stephen Kearney, Traci Lords and Amy Yasbeck. It was also the last film for Emil Sitka, Sandra Gould and King Moody.
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.
Stephen Kearney as Philbert & Nathan Nutt
Traci Lords as Miss Tress
Amy Yasbeck as Diane Nutt
Robert Trebor as Buddy
Robert Colbert as Board Doctor
Emil Sitka as Geeves
Sandra Gould as Ma Belle
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.
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.
Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide both heavily panned The Nutt House, with the former writing that "the plot of The Nutt House, such as it is, serves merely as an excuse for uninspired slapstick that makes Pauly Shore look like Buster Keaton."