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.
The title 'Good Time' is prison slang. It refers to a reduction in a prisoner's sentence for good behavior. According to the directors, "the backstory is that Connie behaved well in prison, got released on his good time, and this is how he spends it. Buddy Duress's character, Ray, as well. People refer to it in jail as their good time, but when they leave, there are such strict rules and opportunities to get caught up; you're not having a good time when you're on your good time. But it's better than jail, that's the one thing." See more »
The main character asks a driver to take him to Queens, specifically Queens Blvd. near "the Union Turnpike". No one from NYC would ever refer to Union Turnpike as the Union Turnpike. See more »
Hospital Escape / Access-A-Ride
Written and performed by Daniel Lopatin (as Oneohtrix Point Never)
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Intense and Enticing
Quick and to the point, Good Time exceeded my expectations. The acting, (especially Rob Pattinson's), direction by the Safdie Brothers, and soundtrack all came together to create a masterpiece. It's not a regular type of film, which might be why some people don't enjoy it. It was raw, edgy, and intense. The movie pulls you in and leaves you wondering what to do once its over. I can't wait to see what Josh and Benny Safdie will come out with next!
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