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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  »

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Box Office


$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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


While watching Friday the 13th Part III, Dwayne tells his father there is 45 minutes left in the movie. However, the scene they are watching is the final scene in the film. See more »


Travis: If wanting a lot of money is gay, then, yeah, I'm Elton John.
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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 »


References Call of Duty (2003) See more »


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Written by Martyn Laight
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Good plot, lousy writing
9 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

This could have been a fun movie...there is a plot, the casting is good...but once again, we have a prime case of screen writers who really aren't. It's as if, in half the movies these days, and this is a perfect example of one, the writers have no clue as to how to write dialogue, so they decide to talk dirty for an hour and a half and call it good. It isn't. It's awful. If this is still the remains of trying for shock value in movies, it doesn't work anymore. It's boring. It's dull. It's repetitive. Viewers don't want shock value. We want entertainment. Somewhere out there in Hollywood land, there have to be writers who can actually write - who have imagination - who have creativity. But, unfortunately, none were hired for this movie. Blah!

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