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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

During the pool cleaning scene, Dwayne is holding the pool skimmer which has some leaves still stuck to it. When the shot changes, the leaf debris is gone. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

References Point Break (1991) See more »

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Private Affair
Written by Jim Blake
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Not What I Expected
29 November 2011 | by winterslackerSee all my reviews

The trailer preview seemed much better than the movie itself. I was rather disappointed. It started off really slow until towards the middle, when things started to pick up. The different camera angles and shots were amazing during the driving scenes; they fit perfectly. Even though I like most of the cast, the casting was still poorly put together for this movie. It was almost mediocre acting. The ending was great, with some last minute laughs, and fun for the imagination. Well accomplished, excluding loose ends, makes this movie better than it would seem. Some scenes I felt were unnecessary, and the entire movie is filled with sex references and poor language. It made me realize how this movie pegged the common language, actions, as well as mannerisms, perfectly for this day and age. It's sad really.


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