The Nut Job

Synopsis: In a city park, Surly the Squirrel has finally gone too far with his latest caper leading to the animal community's winter food cache being destroyed. Now exiled, Surly and his rat buddy Buddy's collective nightmare on the streets ends when they discover a nut store to raid. Meanwhile, the squirrels, the heroic Andie and the ditsy Grayson, are charged by Raccoon to find a new food source and Andie runs into Surly. 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.
Director(s): Peter Lepeniotis
Production: Open Road Films
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

That nut cart can feed everyone.

Hey, we'll work together.

We can work out a deal.

Uh, pass me that

metal thingy, will you?


I just... I don't get it.

You have all the drive and ability

to help the park,

but you never do.

You know, this is a chance to

prove Raccoon is wrong about you.

I don't care what Raccoon thinks.

Well, then do it for the park. Stop

thinking about yourself all the time.

Look, I'm independent

and that means

looking out for number one.

I suggest you do the same

if you want to survive.

Got that?

I feel sorry for you, Surly.


Found him, Andie!

In a tree, no less.

Very crafty, Surly.

I shall now arrest you

before you interfere

with the park's nut cart caper.

It's okay, Grayson. I got him.

No, Grayson, she doesn't.

You better help her.

Well, you! I'm gonna...

Hey, Sugar Ray,

take the gloves off.

I'm just gonna rip your tail off.

Now, how about that date?

Listen, I'd love to keep chatting,

but I got a date with destiny.

Destiny, do I know her?

Buena suerte, chumps!

That was thrilling!


That was painful.


This is going to end up bad.

Excuse me, Officer.

I happen to have

seen the whole thing.

This little girl might be

exaggerating a little bit...

I am not!


Did you see that?

You're my witness.

Did you see that, Officer?

Yeah. Yeah,

she assaulted me, Officer!

I'm just an innocent citizen.

Aren't I right?


Aww, great.




Bon apptit.



Hey, your cart, it's getting away.

Holy Toledo!





What a woman!




That just cost you 10%.


Ole! Did I save the day?

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