Taglines: When the odds are against you, sometimes the only bet is yourself.
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.
Nothing to Lose is a 1997 action comedy film starring Martin Lawrence, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito, Kelly Preston, Michael McKean, Rebecca Gayheart, Susan Barnes and Irma P. Hall. The film was directed by Steve Oedekerk who also wrote the film and made a cameo appearance as a lip-synching security guard in the film.
The film was released in July 1997 and went on to gross over forty million dollars at the box office. The theme song was “If I Had No Loot” by Tony! Toni! Toné!, but it was remix version of the song “Not Tonight” performed by Lil’ Kim and featuring Left Eye, Da Brat, Angie Martinez, and Missy Elliott that garnered the most attention from the soundtrack as it gained much airplay on television and radio and even reached the top ten on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
The film was shot at various locations in California and New Jersey. The prime location used for filming in California was Los Angeles and Monrovia. Nick’s office is located in the U.S. Bank Tower. The prime location used in New Jersey for filming was Bloomfield.
Nothing to Lose (1997)
Directed by: Steve Oedekerk
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito, Kelly Preston, Michael McKean, Rebecca Gayheart, Susan Barnes, Irma P. Hall
Screenplay by: Steve Oedekerk
Production Design by: Maria Caso
Cinematography by: Donald E. Thorin
Film Editing by: Malcolm Campbell
Costume Design by: Elsa Zamparelli
Set Decoration by: Cloudia Rebar
Art Direction by: Kevin Constant, James J. Murakami
Music by: Robert Folk
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive strong language and a sex scene.
Distributed by: Buena Vista Pictures
Release Date: July 18, 1997