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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

Connie Nikas forcibly removes his developmentally disabled brother Nick from a therapy session. The two rob a New York City bank for $65,000. In the getaway car, a dye pack explodes in a money bag, causing the driver to crash. Connie and Nick flee on foot, washing the dye from their clothes in a restaurant restroom. Stopped by police, Nick panics and runs; Nick is arrested while Connie escapes. Connie attempts to secure a bail bond, but needs $10,000 more to get Nick out of jail. He convinces his girlfriend, Corey, to pay with her mother's credit cards, but her mother cancels the cards. Connie learns that Nick has been hospitalized after a fight with an inmate..

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$125,101, 13 August 2017

Gross USA:

$2,026,499

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,283,369
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To achieve authencity and not to draw attention to the shoot, film locations weren't shut down from the public. Nobody recognized Robert Pattinson and not a single cell phone picture was taken from pedestrians during the whole shoot. In case they were asked by pedestrians and residents, the whole crew was told to answer that they were filming for a untitled social work project. They pushed the start of production on purpose to avoid attention. Pattinson also stayed in-character off screen to avoid being recognized. He could go unrecognized to such a degree, that when they shot the scene towards the end in the security guard's apartment block, local residents asked him in the elevator if he was Bradley Cooper's security guard, having heard a movie was being shot starring actor Bradley Cooper. See more »

Goofs

They're at Adventureland amusement park in the early morning hours, but the digital clock on the monitor from the security camera says it's 08:34 pm. See more »

Quotes

Crystal: Is your brother okay?
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Crazy Credits

Excepting the production companies and title, the opening credits begin 17 minutes into the movie. See more »

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References Gladiator (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Pure and the Damned
Written and performed by Daniel Lopatin (as Oneohtrix Point Never) featuring Iggy Pop
Words - Iggy Pop, Music - Daniel Lopatin (as D. Lopatin)
Courtesy of Warp Records
Iggy Pop appears courtesy of Thousand Mile Inc.
Published by Top Notch Booty (BMI) Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Published by Warp Publishing (SESAC)
Iggy Pop vocals recorded by Rafael Pereira at Elite Music Studios Miami
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An exhausting crime drama
24 November 2019 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

Connie (Robert Pattinson) and Nick (Benny Safdie) are low-life brothers in NYC who attempt to rob a bank so that they can buy a farm in Virginia. Things don't go well, and Nick, who is mentally handicapped, gets arrested. Connie then begins a night-long odyssey to try and get his brother free while avoiding the cops himself, running into an assortment of fringe characters along the way. Also featuring Buddy Duress, Taliah Webster, Barkhad Abdi, Peter Verby, Robert Clohessy, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Filmed in a gritty manner with over-saturated colors and a relentless electronic score, once this movie gets started it becomes an adrenaline-fueled marathon of tense situations, with Pattinson's character consistently asked to make split-second decisions that go wrong as often as right. I consider Robert Pattinson one of the least impressive movie stars to have sprung up in the last decade, but he acquits himself well here, grungy, desperate and vulpine. All of the supporting characters are believable, although largely unsavory. I wasn't quite as impressed with the end result as some critics, as I felt that the story stumbled to an unsatisfying conclusion, and nothing really added up to much, with events virtually ending where they began. That may have been the filmmakers point, but the majority of the film is a tense journey that crime film fans should enjoy.


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