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Nothing to Lose (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  18 July 1997 (USA)
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Nick Beam's life couldn't get any worse. He discovers he has been living a lie and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. So when T. Paul, a carjacker, attempts to rob him, it is the last ... See full summary »

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Nick Beam's life couldn't get any worse. He discovers he has been living a lie and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. So when T. Paul, a carjacker, attempts to rob him, it is the last straw for Nick. With everything to gain and nothing to lose, he kidnaps T. Paul and attempts to put his life back together. Written by Robert Krzanowski <stonedpsycho@hotmail.com>

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When the odds are against you, sometimes the only bet is yourself. See more »


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Rated R for pervasive strong language and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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18 July 1997 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,617,767 (USA) (18 July 1997)

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DEM 14,562,724 (Germany) (30 January 1998)
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Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Martin Lawrence's character returns home for the second time, and his children come and sit with him, you see the son kneel on his crotch, and Martin Lawrence winces, laughs, and briefly looks at various points in the room, assumingly at crew members. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nick Beam: Where do I start? It's not you. Well actually it is you. Look, I'm just not... I'm not attracted to you anymore. I need space. You kinda... you kinda gross me out. In the beginning it was different. In the beginning, you were better. But then I got to know you real well, and I came to realize... that you're a fat idiot.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits are finished, a mailman brings a letter to the hillbilly whose gas station was robbed. The letter is marked "Hillbilly Motherfucker", just as T. called him in the movie. Inside is a few hundred dollars cash. In the cut version this is changed to "Hillbilly at the gas station". See more »

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References The Gumby Show (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

You've Been So Good Up To Now
Written and Performed by Lyle Lovett
Courtesy of MCA Records / Curb Music Company
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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Bit more than "just another buddy comedy" - surprisingly good!
26 March 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

Steve Oedekerk's splendid "Nothing to lose" is certainly one of the funniest and most amusing and entertaining "black & white -buddies" -movie of the 90's. Story is fairly clever and dialogue is witty and quite hilarious. Tim Robbins is excellent as a touchy, fretful and bitter bloke Nick Beam ("wrong guy on a wrong day") who believes his wife is having an affair and kidnaps impudent and talkative robber played by motor mouth Martin Lawrence. I've never actually considered Martin Lawrence as a new Eddie Murphy but I have to admit he's amazing in here. "Nothing to lose" is definitely Martin Lawrence's finest comedic performance so far and if anything surprising doesn't happen, it will always be. Irresistible, enjoyable and pretty much outstanding comedy!


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