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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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Steve Oedekerk

Writer:

Steve Oedekerk
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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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Taglines:

Slick advertising guy who's lost it. Small time thief who can't find it. When life sucks this bad, you may as well blow it all.... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

At Big 5 when T. Paul is stuffing two masks into his pants, the part where he walks along with the masks making a giant bulge in his pants, a saleslady notices so T. Paul pretends like it's an erection was is cut from TV.; Nick Beam crazily flipping off the security camera was removed. See more »


Soundtracks

Hey There Lonely Girl
Written by Earl Shuman and Leon Carr
Performed by Eddie Holman
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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If You Want to See Just One Martin Lawrence Movie, This Is the One to See.
28 October 2003 | by phillafellaSee all my reviews

NOTHING TO LOSE is Martin Lawrence's finest hour and is really one of the very few films to showcase his comedic talent. Lawrence plays a jobless carjacker who meets a depressed executive (Tim Robbins) who is having a very bad day. The two team up for a wild adventure consisting of robberies, car chases and other encounters while being pursued by not only the police, but two rival criminals as well. While the chemistry between Lawrence and Robbins is quite strong, the highlight of the film is Lawrence at home getting his face smacked repeatedly by his mother. Simply put, this is Martin Lawrence's best movie.

4 out of 5


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