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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 overview, first billed only:
Sam Johnston ...
15 Year Old #1
15 Year Old #2
Chet's Date (as Elizabeth Wright Shapiro)
Pizza Boss
Paul Tierney ...
Family Dollar Cashier (as Staci Fletcher)
Gary Brichetto ...
Mr. Fisher


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


A lot can happen in 30 minutes.


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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The restaurant, for which Jesse Eisenberg drives, is a real restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where the film takes place. It is called Vito's Pizza. See more »


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 »


[from trailer]
Nick: [unzips a vest to show a bomb strapped to his chest] Guess what? You just brought a gun to a bombfight, officer!
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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 »


Features The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008) See more »


Luna Mezzo Mare
Written by Paolo Citarella
Performed by Patrizio Buanne
Courtesy of Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

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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