A strong-willed woman launches a fierce battle to prove her mental competence to stand trial for manslaughter.
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. Defiant. But is she "nuts?" Barbra Streisand is Claudia and Richard Dreyfuss her public defender in the blistering courtroom thriller Nuts and their first-time pairing results in "the dramatic performances of their careers " (Pat Collins, WWOR-TV New York). The sterling supporting cast - Maureen Stapleton, Karl Malden, James Whitmore, Eli Wallach, Robert Webber and Leslie Nielsen - has been directed to a perfect pitch by Hollywood legend Martin Ritt (Hud, Norma Rae). Claudia holds nothing back, so this day in court is one you'll never forget.