Nothing to Lose

1997

Nothing to Lose

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Two men with nothing in common become unlikely companions in this comedy. Advertising executive Nick Beame (Tim Robbins) is not having a good day when he comes home from work to discover that his wife Ann (Kelly Preston) is having an affair with another man -- who, adding insult to injury, happens to be his boss, Phillip Barrow (Michael McKean). Deeply depressed, Nick hops into his SUV and starts driving aimlessly. He ends up in a rough neighborhood where a carjacker, T. Paul (Martin Lawrence), pulls a gun and jumps in the passenger seat. Nick grumbles "Boy, did you pick the wrong guy on the wrong day," and, thinking he has no reason to live, heads out to the desert over T. Paul's objections. Nick learns that T. Paul is actually a family man who has turned to crime because he can't get a job. Nick offers to help T. Paul, though crime is not one of his strong suits, and things get even more complicated when a pair of crooks, Rig (John C. McGinley) and Charlie (Giancarlo Esposito), start following them.

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Cast

Tim Robbins
as Nick Beam
John C. McGinley
as Davis `Rig' Lanlow
Giancarlo Esposito
as Charlie Dunt
Michael McKean
as Phillip Barrow
Susan Barnes
as Delores
Steve Oedekerk
as Baxter (security guard)
Steven M. Porter
as Sheriff Officer No. 1
Robert Louis Kempf
as Hillbilly Attendant
Dave Lea
as English Driver
Dan Martin
as LAPD Sergeant
Lance August
as LAPD Officer
Joe Minjares
as Security Guard
Carl Sundstrom
as Overweight Security Guard
Selma Stern
as Old Woman in Elevator
Caroline Keenan
as Ann's Sister
Jim Meskimen
as Business Suit Man
J.J. Boone
as Ginger
Kim Kim
as Mary Ann
Jodi Jinks
as Girl at Checkout
Willy Parsons
as Truck Driver
Victoria Redstall
as Woman in Bar
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