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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

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When talking about Kate's promotion, Nick says, "We don't even have a Radisson here." There is in fact a Radisson Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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 The Social Network (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Ante Up (Robbin Hoodz Theory)
Written by Jamal Grinnage, Eric Murry and Darryl Pittman
Performed by M.O.P.
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Has a few laugh out loud moments
20 July 2018 | by cricketbatSee all my reviews

I think Jesse Eisenberg is only one really acting in 30 Minutes or Less. The rest of the main cast plays the same characters they always play. This isn't a bad movie, it's just not as funny as it could have been. The story is interesting, though, and it has a few laugh out loud moments.


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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 »

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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