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Trixie is a 2000 American mystery-crime film directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Emily Watson, Nick Nolte, Will Patton and Brittany Murphy.

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Directed by Alan Rudolph
Produced by Robert Altman
Written by John Binder
Alan Rudolph
Music by Mark Isham
Roger Neill
Cinematography Jan Kiesser
Edited by John Helde
Michael Ruscio
Pandora Cinema
Sandcastle 5 Productions
Sony Pictures Classics
Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Video
Sony Pictures Classics
Sony Pictures Television
Release date
  • June 28, 2000 (2000-06-28)
Running time
116 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million
Box office $295,683



Trixie Zurbo is an eccentric woman who longs to quit her job as a security guard in a department store and become a private detective. She finally gets her wish when she takes a job in security at a casino. She accidentally becomes involved in a murderous plot and Trixie takes her first case; however, her unschooled command of the English language and comedy intervenes and the mess begins.



The film premiered on June 28, 2000 in New York City and Los Angeles, California.


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 28%, based on 50 reviews, and an average rating of 4.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Boring and predictable script; not funny."[1] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 26 out of 100, based on 28 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[2]


  1. ^ "Trixie (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved April 10, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Red Sparrow Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 10, 2018. 

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