Nick's wife's in bed with his boss. He later gets a gun to his head by a carjacker but steps on the gas pedal. They end up friends after adventures together - holdups, burglary, reckless driving, revenge etc. Twists follow.
Though it's been about twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.
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.Written by
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This is the second movie starring Tim Robbins where he has a cheating wife. The first being The "The Shawshank Redemption". See more »
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. See more »
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.
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After the credits are finished, a mailman brings a letter to the hillbilly whose gas station was robbed. The letter is marked "Hillbilly Motherfucker", just as T. called him in the movie. Inside is a few hundred dollars cash. In the cut version this is changed to "Hillbilly at the gas station". See more »
When aired on USA in 2001, all the bad language usage was removed and redubbed. Also the scene where Nick asks Manny if he's ever had a really bad day and Manny says he's having one right now; Martin Lawrence's sentence of "you got a funny way of not robbing the motherfucker" was changed to "then you definately need to brush up on consumer edicate."; The ending shown after the credits where a mail man brings an envelope marked "Hillbilly Motherfucker" to the Oasis Gas Station owner filled with cash was not shown. See more »
fairly enjoyable, a little off-kilter, a solid Robbins with a not-too-annoying Lawrence
This kind of "buddy" picture is something rather unexpected considering the director (behind such comedy "classics" as Ace Ventura 2 and Kung Pow: Enter the Fist, not that they're bad films). While it's not without some share of stupidity, it also has its share of brains too, somewhere. It's basically a B comedy with A-list stars and a pretty high budget, but it doesn't sell its audience short of the goods. Martin Lawrence will have his fan-base here as strong, if not stronger, than in some of his other starring vehicles. He does get some dimension to his character, as a guy who has the usual Lawrence-type sarcasm and humor and also some conflict with his life. It's a good balance with Tim Robbins, with his own sort of crisis as well. The plot involves a robbery, and some hold-ups, some hicks, and a dancing security guard. The overall scope of the film, with a soundtrack fairly standard, isn't anything great (although one scene where a song by Scatman as Robbins puts out a certain fire is one of the funniest scenes he's ever done). But this is made up for by some clever bits, and a good repore by the stars.
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