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Good Time (2017)

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After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Pattinson ... Connie Nikas
Benny Safdie ... Nick Nikas
Buddy Duress ... Ray
Taliah Webster ... Crystal (as Taliah Lennice Webster)
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Corey Ellman
Barkhad Abdi ... Dash the Park Security Guard
Necro ... Caliph
Peter Verby Peter Verby ... Peter the Psychiatrist
Saida Mansoor Saida Mansoor ... Agapia Nikas
Gladys Mathon Gladys Mathon ... Annie
Rose Gregorio Rose Gregorio ... Loren Ellman
Eric Paykert Eric Paykert ... Eric the Bail Bondsman
Astrid Corrales Astrid Corrales ... Bail Bondsman's Assistant
Rachel Black Rachel Black ... Rachel the Public Defender
Hirakish Ranasaki Hirakish Ranasaki ... Trevor
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Storyline

Motivated by an almost ferocious love for his intellectually disabled brother, Nick, and an explosive mix of desperation and thirst for a better life, the abrasive and fledgeling criminal, Connie, involves his sibling in an ill-conceived bank robbery that swears to be a quick and easy job. Instead, things go utterly wrong, and Nick will wind up in Rikers Island after one unanticipated complication, forcing the desperate but determined Connie to embark on a nightmarish, no-holds-barred quest to bail Nick out. Inevitably, over the course of a long and violent night, Connie will go to great lengths to save Nick from a cruel fate, doomed, however, to do more harm than good. Is it all heading somewhere? Written by Nick Riganas

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language throughout, violence, drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Time: Viviendo al límite See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$125,101, 13 August 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,026,499, 12 November 2017
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All actors didn't read the script but were given a detailed backstory of their characters and were told to improvise every scene, while Robert Pattinson and Benny Safdie had scripts but were still told to react to the others as well as they could. See more »

Goofs

It is not shown how did Ray get rid of handcuffs. See more »

Quotes

Ray: As soon as he hears the word JAIL, he fuckin' freaks, talkin' about "I'm not getting ripped off by one of you punks again" and he just fuckin' steps on the gas. And that was it, and just takes off. Then I hear the word COPS, I lose it, like I gotta fuck out of here. "I'm not going back to jail man, I'm not going back to jail!" So I happen to get one of the doors open before he locks the door. And this guy's crazy, he's fuckin' driving, speeding down the road 30-40 miles per hour and I know ...
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The film's editors receive an unusually prominent credit position: between producers and writers. See more »

Connections

References Moonlight (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Leaving The Park
Written and performed by Daniel Lopatin (as Oneohtrix Point Never)
Courtesy of Warp Records
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The Vibrant, Hectic Cousin of Drive
14 November 2017 | by leaugebrettSee all my reviews

With Good Time, largely new directors the Safdie brothers present one of the most vibrant and gritty crime films in recent memory. The plot never stops to catch its breath, forcing main character Pattinson, who's acting blew me away considering his past films, to constantly adapt and evoke an engaging fight and flight response from scene to scene. The cinematography is electrifying, and the balance between wide landscape shots and claustrophobic closeups is constantly gripping. This movie is worth checking out for anyone looking for a well-directed and acted crime/thriller.


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