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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 ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

12 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

30 minutos o menos 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,053,924, 25 September 2011
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Fred Ward is credited as The Major, but near the final third of the film, when he is walking through his house, his oversized lottery check is shown on the wall, issued to him. So, his character's name is Major Jerry Mikowiski. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nick: Now, give me the fucking code.
Dwayne: Alright. 69-69-69.
Nick: [pauses] You gotta be fucking kidding 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

Referenced in Undateable: A Truth Hug Walks Into a Bar (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Heat Is On
Written by Keith Forsey and Harold Faltermeyer
Performed by Glenn Frey
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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It's Definitely Directed at 17yo Males
4 August 2011 | by k_m_simpsonSee all my reviews

It's directed at 17yo males, there's definitely no doubt about that. You almost have to divide this movie into two parts, the first half and the second half. The first half was so bad, I actually turned to one of the other folks I went with and said, "Okay, I will give it 5 minutes more. If it doesn't improve, I'm walking."

Well, it did improve, and a lot. The second half of the movie was great. The plot is fun, and the movie is interesting. The actors were very good, and Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari really played off each other well as Nick and Chet. I would have liked to see more of Fred Ward, but the little bit he had was great.

The language and sex were really off-putting, though. I am by no means a prude, but this was simply put in there to be there. None of it really contributed anything to the movie. Quite literally, every other word was F--K and there were several in-depth descriptions of sexual positions, and quite a bit of nudity and groping in the first half.


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