History Film / NothingToLose

9th Apr '17 8:17:12 AM CosmicFerret
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* MistakenForCheating: [[spoiler: It turns out that the two people Nick mistook for his wife and his boss having sex in their bed was really his sister-in-law and her fiance having sex in his marital bed. The cufflinks he found ''were'' his boss's, but he'd left them behind during a previous Christmas party and his wife had set them out to return to him.]]

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* MistakenForCheating: [[spoiler: It turns out that the two people Nick mistook for his wife and his boss having sex in their bed was really his sister-in-law and her fiance having sex in his marital said bed. The cufflinks he found ''were'' his boss's, but he'd left them behind during a previous Christmas party and his wife had set them out to return to him.]]
8th Apr '17 10:29:32 AM CosmicFerret
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* MistakenForCheating: [[spoiler: It turns out that the two people Nick mistook for his wife and his boss having sex in their bed was really his sister-in-law and her fiance having sex in his marital bed. The cufflinks he found ''were'' his boss's, but he'd left them behind during a previous Christmas party.]]

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* MistakenForCheating: [[spoiler: It turns out that the two people Nick mistook for his wife and his boss having sex in their bed was really his sister-in-law and her fiance having sex in his marital bed. The cufflinks he found ''were'' his boss's, but he'd left them behind during a previous Christmas party.party and his wife had set them out to return to him.]]
8th Apr '17 10:28:35 AM CosmicFerret
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* ChekhovsGun: The videotape T-Paul makes of Nick trying desperately to kill a spider ''and'' extinguish his burning shoes comes in very handy at the end.
8th Apr '17 10:26:40 AM CosmicFerret
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* AgonyOfTheFeet: A strange series of events leads to Nick setting his shoes on fire while trying to kill a spider. Short version: his shoes are soaked in gasoline and he managed to step on a book of matches ''just right'' to ignite them. [[FridgeLogic How he managed to do that with safety matches rather than the strike-anywhere type is unclear.]]
* BeneathNotice: T-Paul is able to infiltrate an office building dressed as an electrician sometime before the denouement. Nick is the only one who realizes the significance.



* GroinAttack: Symbolically, as Nick hacks the phallus off the abovementioned fertility statue with a Katana.

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* GroinAttack: Symbolically, as Nick hacks the phallus off the abovementioned aforementioned fertility statue with a Katana.Katana.
* HoldingTheFloor: Nick tries desperately to invoke this when his boss is reviewing the security tapes from the robbery to prevent him from seeing Nick's uncovered face on the tape. He fails, but T-Paul has another surprise in store.


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* ShareTheMalePain: Nick's boss's reaction to seeing the phallus of his prized fertility statue getting hacked off in the security tape.
8th Apr '17 9:49:26 AM CosmicFerret
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* BigGuyLittleGuy: Tim Robbins is at least a foot taller than Martin Lawrence, and while Nick is the one who comes up with the scheme, T-Paul is the one who plans everything out.
8th Apr '17 9:46:27 AM CosmicFerret
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As the man with no job and the man with no life are forced to bond, they hatch a scheme to get back at Nick's boss by cleaning out an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars, while trying to dodge a pair of robbers who think Nick and T-Pain are horning in on their turf. Wacky Hijinks ensue.

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As the man with no job and the man with no life are forced to bond, they hatch a scheme to get back at Nick's boss by cleaning out an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars, while trying to dodge a pair of robbers who think Nick and T-Pain T-Paul are horning in on their turf. Wacky Hijinks ensue.
8th Apr '17 9:45:48 AM CosmicFerret
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T-Paul is about to have a very bad day. He just found the perfect mark to rob--some schlub in his SUV barely paying attention to his surroundings, so he hops in the car and tries to carjack him. That Schlub is Nick Beam, and this was his breaking point. He peels out with the hapless carjacker in tow.

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T-Paul is about to have a very bad day. He just found the perfect mark to rob--some schlub in his SUV barely paying attention to his surroundings, surroundings has wandered into the ghetto, so he hops in the car and tries to carjack him. That Schlub schlub is Nick Beam, and this was his breaking point. He peels out with the hapless carjacker in tow.
8th Apr '17 9:42:55 AM CosmicFerret
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* MistakenForCheating: [[spoiler: It turns out that the two people Nick mistook for his wife and his boss having sex in their bed was really his sister-in-law and her fiance having sex in his marital bed. The cufflinks he found ''were'' his boss's, but he'd left them behind during a previous Christmas party.

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* MistakenForCheating: [[spoiler: It turns out that the two people Nick mistook for his wife and his boss having sex in their bed was really his sister-in-law and her fiance having sex in his marital bed. The cufflinks he found ''were'' his boss's, but he'd left them behind during a previous Christmas party.]]
8th Apr '17 9:40:53 AM CosmicFerret
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-->"Boy, did you pick the wrong guy on the wrong day."

Nick Beam is having a very bad day. His life was going swimmingly until he came home to discover that his wife is apparently having an affair with his boss. Now on the edge of a nervous breakdown, Nick drives away, trying to gather the shattered remains of his life.

T-Paul is about to have a very bad day. He just found the perfect mark to rob--some schlub in his SUV barely paying attention to his surroundings, so he hops in the car and tries to carjack him. That Schlub is Nick Beam, and this was his breaking point. He peels out with the hapless carjacker in tow.

As the man with no job and the man with no life are forced to bond, they hatch a scheme to get back at Nick's boss by cleaning out an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars, while trying to dodge a pair of robbers who think Nick and T-Pain are horning in on their turf. Wacky Hijinks ensue.

''Nothing to Lose'' is a 1997 action-comedy film starring Creator/TimRobbins as Nick Beam and Creator/MartinLawrence as Terrence Paul "T-Paul" Davidson. It was written and directed by Creator/SteveOedekirk.
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!! This film contains the following tropes:
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: Nick manages to do this to Rig.
* TheCameo: Creator/SteveOedekirk appears as a lip-synching security guard.
* GagPenis: The fertility statue that Nick's boss prizes so much has a phallus about twice the length of the rest of it.
* GroinAttack: Symbolically, as Nick hacks the phallus off the abovementioned fertility statue with a Katana.
* MistakenForCheating: [[spoiler: It turns out that the two people Nick mistook for his wife and his boss having sex in their bed was really his sister-in-law and her fiance having sex in his marital bed. The cufflinks he found ''were'' his boss's, but he'd left them behind during a previous Christmas party.
* MuggingTheMonster: This essentially kicks off the core of the plot, when T-Paul tries to carjack Nick, and Nick peels off with him in the car.
* SaltAndPepper: Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence.
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld:
-->'''Rig:''' There are two kinds of people in the world: Killers, and everybody else. Which one are you, huh?
-->'''Nick:''' I'm ''married''. (shoots Rig's gun)
* UncleTomfoolery: T-Paul tries to avert this; for all his ghetto carjacker posturing, he only resorts to robbery to support his family because he can't find a job pursuing his true calling in electrical engineering. That said, he ticks all the boxes.
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