Nothing to Lose

July 18th, 1997







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Plot
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...

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 6.5/10 (21,005 voted)

Director: Steve Oedekerk

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley

Storyline
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.

Cast:
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 - 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 - Grace
Lisa Mende - Emma

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....

Release Date: 18 July 1997

Filming Locations: Alhambra, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $11,617,767 (USA) (20 July 1997) (1862 Screens)

Gross: $44,455,658 (USA) (9 November 1997)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.

Goofs:
Factual errors: When 'T' falls out of the back window of Nick's SUV, he ends up rolling backwards on the street, in a direction opposite the momentum of the truck's direction.

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.



User Review

Bit more than "just another buddy comedy" - surprisingly good!

Rating:

Steve Oedekerk's splendid "Nothing to lose" is certainly one of the funniest and most amusing and entertaining "black & white -buddies" -movie of the 90's. Story is fairly clever and dialogue is witty and quite hilarious. Tim Robbins is excellent as a touchy, fretful and bitter bloke Nick Beam ("wrong guy on a wrong day") who believes his wife is having an affair and kidnaps impudent and talkative robber played by motor mouth Martin Lawrence. I've never actually considered Martin Lawrence as a new Eddie Murphy but I have to admit he's amazing in here. "Nothing to lose" is definitely Martin Lawrence's finest comedic performance so far and if anything surprising doesn't happen, it will always be. Irresistible, enjoyable and pretty much outstanding comedy!









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