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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 New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.
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Cast

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?

Genres:

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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nick Nikas: Don't count your chickens.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Heaven Knows What (2014) See more »

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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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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