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30 Minutes or Less (2011)

 -  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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Sam Johnston ...
15 Year Old #1
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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
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

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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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Box Office

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

Fred Ward is credited as The Major, but near final third of the film when he is walking through his house, his oversized lottery check is shown on the wall, issued to him. Therefore, his character's name is Jerry Mikowiski. See more »

Goofs

1:00:01 - 1:00:09 Dwayne SE P990i's numeric keypad is open when he is talking and next scene it is closed. See more »

Quotes

Chet: [gasp as Nick shows the bomb vest] What the fuck? Is that thing real?
Nick: Chet, if I don't get to the money in time. This thing gonna blow.
Chet: [angry] And your first though was to come to a school, filled with young children
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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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Referenced in 2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011) See more »

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I Promise
Written by Grant Widmer (as Grant Evan Widmer) and Edward Joyner (as Edward Bartlett Joyner)
Performed by Generationals
Courtesy of Park The Van Records
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a below average film that seems to not have any effort involved
25 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is one of many films that are very similar these days and that just explains why there is hardly any effort put into this film at all. The story sees this average guy Nick who is down on his luck until he is kidnapped by a couple of psychos and forced to commit a crime or else they will blow him up. Now Jesse eisenberg did a decent job here, I do believe there was possibly better people for the role but he did an alright job in the role just don't expect this to be the role where you understand why he is now lex luthor. The supporting cast has its good and bad, Danny McBride plays one of the psychos and he does a good job like he is good at always doing in films like this. Eisenberg's best friend is also good with the duo having good chemistry that carries this film. Other then that though I mean McBride's partner and eisenberg's romance are totally underused and suffer from being ultimately insignificant. The story in this film is just bad, the first 20 mins are terrible with the film being choppy and not deciding where it wanted to go, also plot lines were not detailed enough for you to care at all. The scripts alright with the dialogue being sometimes good but their are other times where it totally sucks and you wonder why you are bothering. The style is so copy and paste with other films like this that it frustrates me, however, there is once scene that is really funny but does not make up for the overall picture. Overall this film is not necessary to see and just stick to a Seth rogen comedy instead.


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