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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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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Are you ready for a Good Time?

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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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Crystal: [Watching COPS] Oh, my God!
Connie Nikas: You gotta change this. I don't want to see them justify this shit.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Short Eyes (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Hospital Escape / Access-A-Ride
Written and performed by Daniel Lopatin (as Oneohtrix Point Never)
Courtesy of Warp Records
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Intense and Enticing
19 July 2018 | by groll-28516See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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