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30 Minutes or Less (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  12 August 2011 (USA)
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Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delivery guy, strap a bomb to his chest, and inform him that he has mere hours to rob a bank or else...

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15 Year Old #1
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Chet's Date (as Elizabeth Wright Shapiro)
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Pizza Boss
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Rodney
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Family Dollar Cashier
Gary Brichetto ...
Mr. Fisher
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Storyline

The not so smart Dwayne intends to open a massage parlor with his partner Travis, but he does not have money for the investment. He decides to hire a hit-man to kill his father, The Major, who won a large amount of money in the lottery years ago, but the killer demands US$ 100,000 for the job. Dwayne and Travis kidnap the pizza delivery boy Nick and they dress Nick in a vest with a timer and several bombs. Then Dwayne tells Nick that he has ten hours to rob US$ 100,000 from a bank. Once he does, he would give Nick the code to release the vest. Nick summons his best friend Chet to help him in the heist but the scheme does not work the way Dwayne has plotted. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A lot can happen in 30 minutes.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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12 August 2011 (USA)  »

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30 minutos o menos  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,330,118 (USA) (12 August 2011)

Gross:

$37,053,924 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Trivia

When Nick is talking to Kate for the first time, it is mentioned that he doesn't have a Facebook account. Nick states that he is "off the grid". In fact, Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Nick, also played Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook in 2010 film The Social Network (2010). See more »

Goofs

The bank guard's gun could not have fired as depicted. A blow to the hammer of a modern double action revolver (like the one carried by the guard) cannot cause a discharge because the hammer block safety remains automatically engaged until the trigger is pulled. See more »

Quotes

Dwayne: [watching Friday the 13th Part III] I'm not afraid of Jason. Look at me. I'm fucking Jason. In his fucking mask hole.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is an ad for Dwayne's tanning/prostitution parlor, Major Tan. See more »

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References Slumdog Millionaire (2008) See more »

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Nothing Outstanding,but Definitely has its Moments,
16 December 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

30 Minutes or Less is a good movie with a well written storyline and a great comedic cast.The script is nothing outstanding and there were certainly no parts that had me laughing out loud,but the movie definitely benefited from a good cast that seemed to get on very well together.Jesse Eisenberg did a good job,he's a great actor and really managed to work his way around a mediocre script,the scenes between him and Aziz Ansari are definitely the movies highlights,but I did expect more from him and Ruben Fleischer since it was their first film together since the hilarious Zombieland.Its certainly not a comedy I would highly recommend,but 30 Minutes or Less is a short (running for under 90 minutes) and has many funny moments that definitely make it worth a watch if you ever see it on television and have some time to kill.

A pizza boy finds himself swept up in a heist when he is kidnapped and blackmailed in to robbing a bank.

Best Performance: Jesse Eisenberg Worst Performance: Nick Swardson

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