Nothing to LoseJuly 18, 1997
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)
Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley
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.
Terrance Paul Davidson
John C. McGinley
Davis 'Rig' Lanlow
Phillip "P.B" Barrow
Irma P. Hall
Bertha 'Mama' Davidson
Marcus T. Paulk
(as Marcus Paulk)
Penny Bae Bridges
Security Guard Baxter
Mary Jo Keenen
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
(20 July 1997)
(9 November 1997)
Did You Know?
Despite the fact that this was filmed in the standard spherical format, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.
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.
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.
Bit more than "just another buddy comedy" – surprisingly good!
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