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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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18 July 1997 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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DEM 14,562,724 (Germany) (30 January 1998)
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Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

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When Nick is shot in the arm, there is no hole in his shirt. 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 Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) See more »

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Pachelbel's Canon
Composed by Johann Pachelbel
Arranged by E. Holroyd and M. Litchfield
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Really Funny
12 August 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Usually I hate 'buddy' movies. But I like road movies, too. This a combination of those two, and the two sub-genres mixed together made a great combination. Martin Lawrence had lots of funny lines, and Tim Robbins provided some great slapstick comedy (The bit when his shoes caught on fire was hilarious). The ending was a bit weak, but still satisfying. The whole film was good, and better than I expected it to be.

PLOT: 7 DIRECTION: 7 ACTING: 8 SCRIPT: 6 MUSIC: 7

OVERALL: 7


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