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Masterminds (2016)

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A guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history. Based on the October 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery.

Director:

Jared Hess

Writers:

Chris Bowman (screenplay), Hubbel Palmer (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Galifianakis ... David Ghantt
Kristen Wiig ... Kelly
Owen Wilson ... Steve
Ross Kimball ... Eric Payne
Jason Sudeikis ... Mike McKinney
Devin Ratray ... Runny
Mary Elizabeth Ellis ... Michelle Chambers
Kate McKinnon ... Jandice
Leslie Jones ... Scanlon
Jon Daly ... Plewe
Ken Marino ... Doug Jeffcoat
Daniel Zacapa ... Raydel Quintero
Tom Werme Tom Werme ... Anchorman
Njema Williams ... Ty Robertson
Nils Cruz Nils Cruz ... Carlo's Uncle
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Storyline

David Ghantt discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash...only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most. Written by Relativity

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some language and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loomis Fargo See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,541,205, 2 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,356,894, 6 November 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,281,714, 30 October 2016
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The real-life David Ghantt had a cameo on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) season fourteen, episode one hundred thirty-four, "Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis & Kristen Wiig/The Lumineers". See more »

Goofs

David did not make it back to the United States on his own as shown in the film. He was actually arrested in Mexico after the FBI traced his phone calls. See more »

Quotes

David Ghantt: You farted right into my butt hole. It's like a fart transplant.
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Connections

References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

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This Is How We Do It
Written by Ricky Walters, Oji Pierce and Montell Jordan
Performed by Montell Jordan
Courtesy of The Bicycle Music Company
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Limited Fun!
28 November 2016 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Despite a set of tremendous comedic actors, 'Masterminds' isn't half as funny as it ought to have been. It has some moments, but they aren't enough to pass this delayed release as a winner.

'Masterminds' Synopsis: A guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history. Based on the October 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery.

'Masterminds' tries to adapt a crazy true-story into a much crazier film. Sadly, it only engages in bits. I enjoyed the sub-plot of the hero & his crazy girlfriend (Zach Galifianakis & Kate McKinnon), but the main plot doesn't bring out the best laughs. Also, the jokes are too crass & get silly after a point. Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer & Emily Spivey's Screenplay is alright. Its only sporadically funny. Jared Hess's Direction is just passable.

Performance-Wise: 'Masterminds' rests on the madness of its cast. Zach Galifianakis can be dumb & funny more than anyone else can right now & hence, he's spot-on. Kristen Wiig is irresistible, even though she doesn't much scope. Owen Wilson is okay. Jason Sudeikis is absurd, yet entertaining. Leslie Jones hams. Kate McKinnon is fantastic as Zach's crazy girlfriend & she, completely steals the show.

On the whole, 'Masterminds' isn't funny enough. Nonetheless, watch it if you must!


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