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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 the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Connie Nikas
... Nick Nikas
... Ray
... Crystal (as Taliah Lennice Webster)
... Corey Ellman
... Dash the Park Security Guard
... Caliph
Peter Verby ... Peter the Psychiatrist
Saida Mansoor ... Agapia Nikas
Gladys Mathon ... Annie
Rose Gregorio ... Loren Ellman
... Eric the Bail Bondsman
Astrid Corrales ... Bail Bondsman's Assistant
Rachel Black ... Rachel the Public Defender
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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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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25 August 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Good Time: Viviendo al límite  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$125,101, 13 August 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,009,484, 12 October 2017
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Trivia

Benny Safdie on the realism of the movie: "We wanted to bring this idea that we didn't have permission to do certain things, even though we had all of the permits. So when he's (Connie) running through the mall, it feels like we just stole that shot. We just wanted to bring that energy to it. Like mixing Rob (Pattinson) with certain people who hadn't acted before because they add a realness to the situation. When we were shooting at the mall, the cop said that we had permission to shut all of it down to film, but we wanted to keep it open for the energy. He just said to make sure not to hit anyone." See more »

Goofs

In the end credits the directors thank the fast food chain Pizza Hut for using it as a location, but Connie and his brother Nick actually went to a Domino's shop. See more »

Quotes

Peter the Psychiatrist: [to Nick] This place where we are now, it can be a lot of fun if you let it. You're gonna have a good time.
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Excepting the production companies and title, the opening credits begin 17 minutes into the movie. See more »

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Referenced in KVIFF Guide: Episode #1.8 (2017) See more »

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Flashback
Written and performed by Daniel Lopatin (as Oneohtrix Point Never)
Courtesy of Warp Records
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Watch it with the sound off, it will make more sense
28 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

One of the worst, laziest, illogical, empty films I have EVER seen. I cannot believe the critics on this. It really makes me think the system is dirty.

This is a loud, boring, nonsensical movie. There are plot holes everywhere, long shots of cars driving on the street, loud music, and a laughably (not intentional) sentimental ending. I could (but won't) list all the lazy, sloppy and idiotic choices this movie makes, but I don't blame the filmmakers.

I blame the "film critics" who can't see the difference between a good movie and a complete waste of time and money. Only A.O. Scott recuses himself.


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