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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.

Director:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nothing to Lose See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,617,767, 20 July 1997

Gross USA:

$44,480,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,480,039
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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 Nick finally arrives home to his wife y the blue shirt he's wearing is nicely buttoned up while it had been ripped open previously 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 The Gumby Show (1956) 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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a pleasant surprise
21 December 2000 | by mattkratzSee 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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