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.
In the mall-chase scene, real police officers were hired to act in the movie to achieve authenticity. They didn't shut down the mall but filmed when the daily business was going on, so they had real reactions from real mall visitors. A few customers even attempted to block the in-pursuit police from chasing Pattinson. According to the directors: "We didn't tell anyone we were running through the mall. We had permission to shoot there, but we didn't make an announcement to everybody in the supermarket area, 'Hey, we're going to be running through, we're making a movie.' We just ran through with the idea of, 'Don't hit anybody.' So everybody that was in the mall just saw two guys run in getting chased by the police. We did it like four or five times, and when we did it again, it was a new group of people, and they saw the same thing. But they left with something: this theater of what they saw. They'd be like, 'It was the craziest thing, I was checking out, and there was a police chase in the middle of this mall!' Part of it is that we want to give stories to people that have nothing to do with the movie." See more »
When Connie goes to the hospital to see his brother and is walking down the hall on the 6th floor, individuals are seen in the reflection of the glass. See more »
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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