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Nothing to Lose (1997)

Nick's wife's in bed with his boss. He later gets a gun to his head by a carjacker but steps on the gas pedal. They end up friends after adventures together - holdups, burglary, reckless driving, revenge etc. Twists follow.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... Terrance Paul Davidson
Tim Robbins ... Nick Beam
John C. McGinley ... Davis 'Rig' Lanlow
Giancarlo Esposito ... Charlie Dunt
Kelly Preston ... Ann Beam
Michael McKean ... Phillip "P.B" Barrow
Rebecca Gayheart ... Danielle
Susan Barnes Susan Barnes ... Delores
Irma P. Hall ... Bertha 'Mama' Davidson
Samaria Graham ... Lisa Davidson
Marcus T. Paulk ... Joey Davidson (as Marcus Paulk)
Penny Bae Bridges ... Tonya Davidson
Steve Oedekerk ... Security Guard Baxter
Mary Jo Keenen Mary Jo Keenen ... Grace
Lisa Mende ... Emma
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Storyline

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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One has no job. The other has no life. Together, they have everything to gain and... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nada a Perder See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,617,767, 20 July 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,455,658, 9 November 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,000,000, 18 January 1998
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Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second movie starring Tim Robbins where he has a cheating wife. The first being The "The Shawshank Redemption". 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 »

Alternate Versions

In the Australian free to air version, during the confrontation with the rival criminals, Martin Lawrence yelling "Shut the fuck up" is badly censored to "Shuck up". Interestingly, other uses of the word "fuck" are still intact. See more »

Connections

References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

In A Magazine
Written by Terry Riley, Walter Scott, Sean Bryant, Darryl Adams, Markus Vance,
Queen Pen (as Lynise Walters) and Leon Haywood
Performed by 911 featuring Queen Pen
Queen Pen appears courtesy of Funky Mama Production, Inc. / Interscope Records
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fairly enjoyable, a little off-kilter, a solid Robbins with a not-too-annoying Lawrence
20 October 2005 | by MisterWhiplashSee all my reviews

This kind of "buddy" picture is something rather unexpected considering the director (behind such comedy "classics" as Ace Ventura 2 and Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, not that they're bad films). While it's not without some share of stupidity, it also has its share of brains too, somewhere. It's basically a B comedy with A-list stars and a pretty high budget, but it doesn't sell its audience short of the goods. Martin Lawrence will have his fan-base here as strong, if not stronger, than in some of his other starring vehicles. He does get some dimension to his character, as a guy who has the usual Lawrence-type sarcasm and humor and also some conflict with his life. It's a good balance with Tim Robbins, with his own sort of crisis as well. The plot involves a robbery, and some hold-ups, some hicks, and a dancing security guard. The overall scope of the film, with a soundtrack fairly standard, isn't anything great (although one scene where a song by Scatman as Robbins puts out a certain fire is one of the funniest scenes he's ever done). But this is made up for by some clever bits, and a good repore by the stars.


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