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30 Minutes or Less (2011)

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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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Cast

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Juicy
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Sam Johnston ...
15 Year Old #1
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15 Year Old #2
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Chet's Date (as Elizabeth Wright Shapiro)
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Pizza Boss
Paul Tierney ...
Rodney
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Family Dollar Cashier (as Staci Fletcher)
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

Taglines:

A lot can happen in 30 minutes.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 August 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

30 minutos o menos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,330,118, 14 August 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,053,924, 25 September 2011
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The plot of the film is similar to a real-life incident that occurred in 2003 to pizza delivery man Brian Douglass Wells. See more »

Goofs

When Nick and Chet are being chased in the Datsun, Nick shifts gears, indicating he is driving a manual transmission car. However, after he shifts and is performing his 180-stunt, a close-up shot shows his feet and there is no clutch. In a manual transmission car, the pedals are close together, and the brake pedal is smaller due to the clutch next to it. See more »

Quotes

Chet: [trying to pick out the right toy gun to buy and use in the robbery by practicing with it in the store] EVERYBODY! GET DOWN ON THE GR...
Nick: Shhh! Jesus!
Chet: [more quietly] Everybody! Get down on the ground NOW and go get us our money!
Nick: Uh, how are they supposed to get the money when you just told them...
Chet: Go get us our money and THEN everybody get down on the ground!
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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 »

Connections

References Aliens (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

National Anthem
Arranged by the R.A.F. Music Library
Courtesy of APM Music
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Expected big - got fun-size - which isn't much fun.
21 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

I have loved all the Jesse Eisenberg films I have seen so far, so I naively (and mistakenly) expected to like everything he is in. This is a little unfair on this movie as I had my expectations set quite high.

The plot is sound enough, the script and performance are all more than adequate. But the overall outcome feels very flat.

Everything is bite-sized. The main bank scene is funny but over in a flash. The tension amongst the characters is overplayed, the romance story feels like a mere crush. The huge voids in the film are clumsily filled in with fingering references, prostitute jokes and Danny Mcbride acting childish.

I don't get Danny Mcbride at all! But if you are a fan of his work then add a couple of stars to this review as for me he was the largest thorn in the side of this movie.

I found the movie humorous, had a few chuckles but felt a bit cheated.


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