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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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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 »

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[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 Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Had No Loot
Written by Steve Cropper, Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson), Raphael Saadiq,
Eddie Floyd, John Bautista, Willie Harris and Anthony Wheaton
Performed by Tony! Toni! Toné! (as Tony Toni Toné)
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Film & TV Licensing
Contains a sample of "Knock On Wood"
Written by Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd
Performed by Eddie Floyd
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Contains a sample of "The Wrong Nigga To Fuck Wit"
Written by Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson) and Anthony Wheaton
Performed by Ice Cube
Courtesy of Priority Records
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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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