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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:

$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 pizza parlor Nick works for is a reference to Vito's in the Neal Stephenson novel Snow Crash. See more »


When Nick takes the bomb vest off, his T-shirt is soaked in sweat, but not a minute later when they are driving away, his red shirt is dry. See more »


Nick: I taught myself how to do this shit. Went online, looked all this up!
Dwayne: Oh I hear ya. I taught myself how to eat pussy and cut my own hair!
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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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Is There Any Love
Written by Wale Folarin (as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin), Trevor Dandy, Emile Haynie, Scott Mescudi and Paul Zaza
Performed by Scott Mescudi (as Kid Cudi)
Courtesy of Universal Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Is There Any Love"
Performed by Trevor Dandy
Courtesy of Zaza Productions
By arrangement with Numero Group
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User Reviews

Good plot, lousy writing
9 September 2011 | by (United States) – 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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