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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

(At about twenty-four minutes) Dwayne (Danny McBride) references the tagline from Alien (1979), "In space, no one can hear you scream!" McBride is co-starring in Alien: Covenant (2017). See more »

Goofs

When Nick and Chet are being chased in the Datsun, Nick shifts gears, indicating he is driving a manual transmission car. However, after he shifts and is performing his 180-stunt, a close-up shot shows his feet and there is no clutch. In a manual transmission car, the pedals are close together, and the brake pedal is smaller due to the clutch next to it. See more »

Quotes

Dwayne: I've been thinking a lot about the 'polishing the scepter' deal. I know that's really not for polishing the scepter, you're just talking about sucking my dick. But I just want you to know that it's going to be mutual. You won't just have to polish my scepter, I will also lick your crown, which is a euphemism for eating your pussy. Ok, well give me a call when you get a chance. Goodbye.
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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

Featured in Maltin on Movies: The Help (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Is There Any Love
Written by Wale Folarin (as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin), Trevor Dandy, Emile Haynie, Kid Cudi (as Scott Mescudi) and Paul Zaza
Performed by 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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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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