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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Release Date:

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

When Nick is talking to Kate for the first time, it is mentioned that he doesn't have a Facebook account. Nick states that he is "off the grid". In fact, Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Nick, also played Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook in 2010 film The Social Network (2010). See more »

Goofs

When he gets in the car the driver starts a clock for 30 minutes (the pizza is cooked). The 30 minutes should start when the order is placed otherwise the driver could just lie about the time. See more »

Quotes

Chet: Maybe I should just become a bank robber. I'm pretty good at it. Teachers don't make shit. Bank robbers make bank.
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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

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

Soundtracks

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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Expected big - got fun-size - which isn't much fun.
21 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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