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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.


Jared Hess


Chris Bowman (screenplay), Hubbel Palmer (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
1,688 ( 92)
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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


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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What would you do with $17 million? See more »


Action | 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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English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loomis Fargo See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Theatrical trailer debuted before the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart film Get Hard (2015) on Friday, March 27, 2015. See more »


(around 54 min.) When the real Michael McKinney attempts to chase after David, cars are shown driving around - albeit the previous shot had people roaming the street. See more »


David Ghantt: I'm right here, sugar bush. Don't worry about a thing.
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References The Parent Trap (1961) See more »


Only Time
Written by Enya (as Eithne Ní Bhraonáin), Nicky Ryan and Roma Ryan
Performed by Enya
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Zach Galifianakis and other cast members were awesome
20 June 2017 | by mddarleySee all my reviews

I watched this not knowing what to expect and found myself laughing a lot and enjoying it thoroughly. I was surprised to see that it was not better received (not too surprised though, as it seems only the most popular movies get any positive reviews and there tends to be a bandwagon effect).

Based on true story of one of the largest cash heists in history, it follows the crazy story of its perpetrators and their attempts to avoid being caught.

Zach Galifianakis and other cast members are hilarious. The makers of the film obviously took pains to add little details to every scene that really add to the comedy. In the beginning, for example, there is a scene of awkwardfamilyphotos.com style engagement photos that is so great. Plot twists as the film progressed to its conclusion kept the story interesting. There were some parts that were hard to buy, but it was a comedy after all. It's on Netflix currently.

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