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Masterminds (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 30 September 2016 (USA)
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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.

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Jared Hess

Writers:

Chris Bowman (screenplay), Hubbel Palmer (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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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Based on a true story. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Gross USA:

$17,368,022

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,674,699
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Sudeikis does not appear until forty-eight minutes into the movie. See more »

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When David Ghantt and Mike McKinney encounter each other in the airport, there's a mother with a baby stroller behind David. By the time security arrives, the mother and baby have disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Jandice: [Kelly and Jandice fight. Kelly attacks her with a tube of feminine cream] No, not the Vagaway! They don't make it anymore!
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References The Parent Trap (1998) See more »

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I Just Want to Celebrate
Written by Dino Fekaris and Nick Zesses
Performed by Rare Earth
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It's stupidity makes it hilarious, especially for Zach Galifianakis
30 September 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Despite having comedy juggernauts like Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudekis and Leslie Jones (The people who made me laugh other than...), Zach Galifianakis was the powerhouse genius that made this movie flow. When he was not on the screen, it did not flow like when he was on, and he was always on. He played stupid so brilliantly that he will have you busting a gut uncontrollably. The more dimwitted the funner it got.

Proving the It's so funny it's true statement is correct, Galifianakis leads an ensemble cast in a story based on true events about a security guard leading a boring life about to marry the only woman who would have him (Played hilariously by Kate Mckinnon) until his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) used her lady charm to convince him to help her friend (Played Owen Wilson, but not in his best role) rob their employer. Now he's on the run from The FBI (Played by the Hilarious, Leslie Jones), and a hit man hired to keep him from talking (Played by also Hilarious Jason Sudekis).

It's a pretty well laid out heist movie, but I got to say, it has so many comic masterminds in it you'd expect that I would laugh so hard, I die of it, but the only real worthy laughs come from Zach Galifinakis, who took the simplistic and turned it into comic gold. It's good enough just to see him do that.


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