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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...

Director:

Ruben Fleischer

Writers:

Michael Diliberti (screenplay), Michael Diliberti (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Nick
Danny McBride ... Dwayne
Aziz Ansari ... Chet
Nick Swardson ... Travis
Dilshad Vadsaria ... Kate
Michael Peña ... Chango
Bianca Kajlich ... Juicy
Fred Ward ... The Major
Sam Johnston Sam Johnston ... 15 Year Old #1
Jack Foley ... 15 Year Old #2
Elizabeth Shapiro Elizabeth Shapiro ... Chet's Date (as Elizabeth Wright Shapiro)
Brett Gelman ... Pizza Boss
Paul Tierney Paul Tierney ... Rodney
Staci Lynn Fletcher ... Family Dollar Cashier (as Staci Fletcher)
Gary Brichetto 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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Taglines:

A lot can happen in 30 minutes.

Genres:

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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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

Even though the bank security guard carries a revolver, he is seen wearing a vertical magazine pouch. See more »

Quotes

Kate: You're late.
Nick: No, no, I'm 45 minutes late, which is, like 10 minutes early for me.
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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

References Zombieland (2009) See more »

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Secret Affair
Written by Hans Hammerschmid
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Silly, but fun
6 October 2016 | by grantssSee all my reviews

Dwayne (played by Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson) hire a hit-man to kill Dwayne's father, as he recently won the lottery and they want to open a massage parlour. The hit-man isn't cheap, so to pay the $100,000 he demands for the job, they kidnap a pizza delivery guy, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg), strap a bomb to him and tell him they will blow him up unless he robs a bank and brings them at least $100,000. Then things get weird...

Silly, but fun. Plot is ridiculous, but the movie is carried by the over-the-topness of the performances, especially those of Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari. Very funny, especially McBride and Ansari's dialogue.

Jesse Eisenberg plays the straight guy to McBride and Ansari's antics, and does a good job. Nick Swardson is perfect as McBride's sidekick. Good support from Michael Pena, Dilshad Vadsaria and Fred Ward.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

12 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

30 Minutes or Less See more »

Filming Locations:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,330,118, 14 August 2011

Gross USA:

$37,053,924

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,662,632
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2.35 : 1
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