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Nothing to Lose (1997)

When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (... See full summary »

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When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (Lawrence) tries to take his money at gunpoint, but instead sets a wild ride from California to Arizona. The two eventually become reluctant friends. Discussing robbery techniques, they decide to get back at the boss by robbing an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Life is further complicated by another pair of robbers who chase the first two for infringing on their territory. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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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) (20 July 1997)

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$44,455,658 (USA) (9 November 1997)
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Trivia

The name of Martin Lawrence's character is not revealed until 50mins into the film. See more »

Goofs

When the gas attendant fires his gun at the SUV, the driver's side wing mirror is struck and hangs off the side of the vehicle. When the SUV stops for T to have a toilet stop, the wing mirror is attached correctly. A few shots later, the wing mirror is once again hanging off the side. 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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Soundtracks

Not Tonight (Remix)
Written by Ronald Bell, Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Meekaaeel Muhammed (as Meekaaell Muhammed), Claydes Smith, J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas), Earl Toon, Lil' Kim (as K. Jones), Missy Elliott (as M. Elliott), Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes (as L. Lopez), Da Brat (as S. Harris) and Angie Martinez (as A. Martinez)
Performed by Lil' Kim (as Lil' Kim) featuring Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes (as Left Eye),
Da Brat, Missy Elliott (as Missy Elliott) and Angie Martinez
Lil' Kim appears courtesy of Undeas/Big Beat/Atlantic Records
Left Eye appears courtesy of La Face Records
Da Brat appears courtesy of So So Def/Columbia Records
Missy Elliott appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
Contains a sample of "Ladies Night"
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Film & TV Licensing
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Quite Possibly One of the Funniest Movies Ever
1 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film several times now. I cannot stop laughing at everything I laughed at the first time that I saw it at the theatre. I had no idea what to expect at that viewing, other than the fact that I enjoyed Tim Robbins' work in the past and thought that Martin Lawrence was very funny. This did not prepare me for the life-changing event it was.

I once showed this movie to a then-girlfriend who was no fan of the comedy genre, and thus it was a big risk to even attempt viewing an unknown comedy to begin with. But sure enough, she turned to me when it was over and declared it to be one of the most intelligent yet gut-level funny films she had ever seen.

And without a doubt, she had summed it up best right there.


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