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

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$44,455,658 (USA) (7 November 1997)
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The name of Martin Lawrence's character is not revealed until 50mins into the film. See more »

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When T jumps out of the back of Nick's Yukon, the third stoplight does not work, but when Nick pulls into his driveway it does. 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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C U When U Get There
Written by Coolio (as Artis Ivey Jr.), D. Aldridge, Henry Straughter (as H. Straughter),
Malieek Straughter (as M. Straughter)
Performed by Coolio featuring 40 Thevz
Coolio courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
40 Thevz courtesy of Mercury Records
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a pleasant surprise
21 December 2000 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

When I went to see this movie in the theaters, I wasn't expecting too much. I was expecting to see a decent comedy with an occasional chuckle with some good lines.

What I wound up seeing was a hilarious film with consistent laughs throughout. I loved it. Lawrence and Robbins were well cast and worked well together. If you get a chance, check this one out.

*** out of ****


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