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''30 Minutes or Less'' is an action-comedy, starring Creator/JesseEisenberg, Creator/AzizAnsari, Creator/DannyMcBride, and Creator/NickSwardson, and directed by Ruben Fleischer, who also did ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.

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''30 Minutes or Less'' is an action-comedy, starring Creator/JesseEisenberg, Creator/AzizAnsari, Creator/DannyMcBride, and Creator/NickSwardson, and directed by Ruben Fleischer, Creator/RubenFleischer, who also did ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.


''30 Minutes or Less'' is an action-comedy, starring Creator/JesseEisenberg, Creator/AzizAnsari, Danny [=McBride=], and Nick Swardson, and directed by Ruben Fleischer, who also did ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.

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''30 Minutes or Less'' is an action-comedy, starring Creator/JesseEisenberg, Creator/AzizAnsari, Danny [=McBride=], Creator/DannyMcBride, and Nick Swardson, Creator/NickSwardson, and directed by Ruben Fleischer, who also did ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.


''30 Minutes or Less'' is an action-comedy, starring JesseEisenberg, Creator/AzizAnsari, Danny [=McBride=], and Nick Swardson, and directed by Ruben Fleischer, who also did ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.

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''30 Minutes or Less'' is an action-comedy, starring JesseEisenberg, Creator/JesseEisenberg, Creator/AzizAnsari, Danny [=McBride=], and Nick Swardson, and directed by Ruben Fleischer, who also did ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.


* ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree: The customers at Vito's Pizza love to abuse this trope. And Nick is not motivated enough to get there on time.

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* ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree: The customers at Vito's Pizza love to abuse this trope. And Nick is not motivated enough Unfortunately for Nick, customers tend to get there on time.abuse this policy from calling from places that make such a time-frame nearly impossible. Though he does manage to sucker younger customers into giving him the money anyway.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Averted actually. Pre-credits, Travis who seems to be the only antagonist with anything resembling a conscience was the only one who apparently survived. Post credits, Dwayne also survived and begun to actually start doing something with his life.]]

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* ManChild: Chet calls Nick this. Played straight with Dwayne.


* ActorAllusion: Nick, Jesse Eisenberg's character, [[TheSocialNetwork saying that he doesn't go on Facebook]].
** Columbus, Eisenberg's character in ''Zombieland'' made a similar comment, saying he was glad the ZombieApocalypse helped kill social networking.


The plot is [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory very loosely based on the story]] of poor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wells_(bank_robber) Brian Wells]], who was killed when the bomb went off unexpectedly. The cast and crew [[ImplausibleDeniability deny having prior knowledge to this incident]], possibly to avoid cries of “DudeNotFunny”.

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The plot is [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory very loosely based on resembles the story]] RealLife story of poor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wells_(bank_robber) Brian Wells]], who was killed when the bomb went off unexpectedly. The cast and crew [[ImplausibleDeniability was detonated. However, the producers deny having prior knowledge to of this incident]], possibly to avoid cries of “DudeNotFunny”.incident.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Dwayne and Travis.


* BadassNickname: Chongo calls himself "The Satanic Hispanic."


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*InseriesNickname: Chongo calls himself "The Satanic Hispanic."

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*** On the other hand, this is TruthInTelevision for many teachers. They'll read the note out loud in order to embarrass a student into not doing it again.

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** Kate mentions early on that she lives very close to the pizza place Nick works at. [[spoiler: Later, Nick takes advantage of the short distance to sneak off to talk to her while Chet thinks he's in the restaurant.]]


* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Nick and Chet being mistaken for hispanic

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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Nick and Chet being mistaken for hispanichispanic.
* StrappedToABomb: Plot being... well, being strapped to a bomb. And then being ordered to rob a bank or else be allowed to explode.


*** [[spoiler:Well they don't get caught or identified but they ended up with only an ink bag... but they still got away scot free for stealing their neighbors car and trashing it.]]

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*** [[spoiler:Well they don't get caught or identified but they ended up with only an ink bag... which will likely get them busted and with the bomb destroyed they have little evidence proving they were coerced, but they still got away scot free for stealing their neighbors car and trashing it.]]

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** Columbus, Eisenberg's character in ''Zombieland'' made a similar comment, saying he was glad the ZombieApocalypse helped kill social networking.

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