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Nothing to lose

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The funniest buddy comedy since 48 hours, Nothing to lose pairs screen favourites Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence for a hilarious night of mishandled hold-ups, mistaken identities and misguided revenge!

After ad executive Nick Beams (Tim Robbins) catches his gorgeous wife (Kelly Preston) in bed with another man, his life literally takes a turn for the worse: he's carjacked at an intersection by an equally down and out loser (Martin Lawrence)! Together these mismatched misfits with nothing to lose take the high road to crime where they develop an unlikely friendship against the odds and, often, against the speed limit. Laugh out loud hilarious plot twists and acclaimed performances by this perfectly paired on-screen duo make Nothing to lose everything a comedy should be!

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy crime

Persons of interest

  • 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 Barrow
  • Rebecca Gayheart .... Danielle
  • Susan Barnes .... Delores
  • Irma P Hall .... Bertha "Mama" Davidson
  • Samaria Graham .... Lisa Davidson
  • Marcus T Paulk .... Joey Davidson
  • Penny Bae Bridges .... Tonya Davidson
  • Steve Oedekerk .... Screenwriter
  • Steve Oedekerk .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Nothing to watch.

Apparently this film was released in Australia and people actually paid to see it. Sucked in!

The script is a direct rip-off of a whole genre of movies that weren't funny to begin with, where a couple of mismatched (eg African and Anglo American) guys get together for a whole bunch of wacky and zany adventures that only the Americans would ever think worthy of recording on celluloid.

The acting is second rate, the gags are predictable, clichéd and puerile and the plot is weak to the point of non-existence. I tried to watch this video twice. The first time I and my flatmate got 10 minutes in before we made an unspoken decision to watch Hey, hey, it's Saturday! instead. That's how bad it is. The second time, I fast-forwarded the first 10 minutes and watched another 20. To my joy and delight it got even worse, so I doesn't feel bad about not watching the whole thing before reviewing it.

Leave this film on the shelf.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Languages: English, German, Spanish
  • Picture: Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Special features: None
  • Subtitles: Closed captions, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, English captions, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence, medium level coarse language, low level sex scene)

Surveillance time

94 minutes (1:34 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental: 5 June 2000
DVD retail: 9 April 2003

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