30 Minutes or Less (2011)
30 Minutes or Less Synopsis
In the action-comedy 30 Minutes or Less, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank. With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.
30 Minutes or Less Release Date
In Theaters August 12, 2011
30 Minutes or Less Credits
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Fred Ward, Nick Swardson, Michael Pena
Written by: Michael Diliberti, Matthew Sullivan
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
Produced by: Stuart Cornfeld, Jeremy Kramer, Ben Stiller
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
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Video Interview: Aziz Ansari On The Advice He Didn't Get From Jason Statham To Make 30 Minutes Or Less
We talked for a while about Parks & Recreation, my favorite show on television, and that part of the conversation will be up on Monday. Below you can see our conversation about 30 Minutes or Less, about his failed attempts to ask Jason Statham for advice about his fight scene
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by Katey Rich August 10, 2011 comments
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This Rotten Week: Predicting 30 Minutes Or Less, The Help And Final Destination 5 Reviews
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Comic Con 2011: Live Blogging The 30 Minutes Or Less Panel
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Green Band 30 Minutes Or Less Trailer Feels Like Funny Deja Vu
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by Katey Rich June 22, 2011 comments
Second 30 Minutes Or Less Red Band Trailer Is Even Funnier Than The First
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30 Minutes Or Less Set Visit Interview: Aziz Ansari
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30 Minutes Or Less Set Visit Interview: Michael Pena And Dilshad Vadsaria
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30 Minutes Or Less Set Visit Interview: Danny McBride And Nick Swardson
Actors often say that it’s more fun to play the villain, as they can act as malevolent as they want without fear of repercussion or guilt. But there are many types of villains: there are the powerful, egomaniacal bastards that can easily manipulate and torture and there are the idiots that come up with a dumb idea that might hurt some people, but will also make them rich.
30 Minutes Or Less Set Visit Interview: Jesse Eisenberg
In 2009 he starred in one of the most successful comedies of the year and one year later earned his first Best Actor nomination: now is a good time to be Jesse Eisenberg. Though he’s been acting for more than a decade, the young actor is finally getting the recognition he deserves, and it all began with him teaming up with Ruben Fleischer in Zombieland.
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30 Minutes or Less Trailer: Don't Make A Big Deal Out Of A Bank Robbery
A great opportunity presents itself when a studio releases a green band trailer following a red band one. While the red band is likely filled with cursing, violence and sex that can't be shown in the tamer trailer, there's an option to use never before seen clips and scenes that either don't contain profanity or are slightly altered. Unfortunately 30 Minutes or Less took the lazy route.
by Eric Eisenberg April 28, 2011 comments
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When you write ten movie news stories a day and approximately 200 per month, you begin to notice patterns. One such pattern is the connection between trailers and posters. If a poster for an upcoming film is released you can bet that a trailer isn't far behind, and the same goes vice versa. Yesterday saw the release of the first trailer for the bank robbery comedy 30 Minutes or Less, so guess what we have for you today?
by Eric Eisenberg April 22, 2011 comments
Jesse Eisenberg Needs To Rob A Bank In The Red Band Trailer For 30 Minutes Or Less
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by Katey Rich April 8, 2010 comments
Ruben Fleischer Making His Pizza Guy Caper Comedy This Summer
The movie sounds way, way more in the Zombieland wheelhouse than something like Mission: Impossible 4, and while Fleischer seems like a director who can do anything, a more moderate step up for his second film
by Katey Rich April 6, 2010 comments
Zombieland Director Turns Down Mission: Impossible 4 For Danny McBride?
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