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 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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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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Are you ready for a Good Time?

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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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The story of Ray (played by Buddy Duress) where he jumps out of a moving taxi happened to the actor and ex-con in real life. His prison journals and other anecdotes were used as raw material for the script. Buddy Duress's story about a late night out, a lost wallet and an angry cab driver who refused to be ripped off: "This guy just went ape s**t. He put his foot on the gas like, 'F**k this, I'm taking you to the precinct!' He's speeding, it's the middle of the night, there's no cars around, he's whipping around corners and running red lights. I was on parole at the time and I was out past my curfew. I was like, 'No way, I'm not letting this happen.' I kept waiting for him to slow down but he never did. Finally, I opened the back door and jumped." See more »

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It was the Nassau County Police department that showed up at the Adventureland Amusement Park. However, Adventureland is located in East Farmingdale in Suffolk County. See more »

Quotes

Ray: You ever do time before?
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Crazy Credits

The film's editors receive an unusually prominent credit position: between producers and writers. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Valley of Bones (2017) See more »

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Written and performed by Daniel Lopatin (as Oneohtrix Point Never)
Courtesy of Warp Records
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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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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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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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