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Masterminds (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 30 September 2016 (USA)
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A guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history. Based on the October 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery.

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Jared Hess

Writers:

Chris Bowman (screenplay), Hubbel Palmer (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Galifianakis ... David Ghantt
Kristen Wiig ... Kelly
Owen Wilson ... Steve
Ross Kimball ... Eric Payne
Jason Sudeikis ... Mike McKinney
Devin Ratray ... Runny
Mary Elizabeth Ellis ... Michelle Chambers
Kate McKinnon ... Jandice
Leslie Jones ... Scanlon
Jon Daly ... Plewe
Ken Marino ... Doug Jeffcoat
Daniel Zacapa ... Raydel Quintero
Tom Werme Tom Werme ... Anchorman
Njema Williams ... Ty Robertson
Nils Cruz Nils Cruz ... Carlo's Uncle
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Storyline

David Ghantt discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash...only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most. Written by Relativity

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They' re so Dumb, it's Criminal! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some language and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loomis Fargo See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,541,205, 2 October 2016

Gross USA:

$17,368,022

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,674,699
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

At the Campbell's party, the guard outside the shed where Kelly (Kristen Wiig) is hostage is Devin Ratray who played Buzz in Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). See more »

Goofs

When David and Kelly are escaping the mansion, Kelly calls Scott's BMW Z3 a "BMW Miata". Miata is a Mazda model, not BMW. See more »

Quotes

Mike McKinney: This gun has secrets... don't it?
[whispering to the gun]
Mike McKinney: Don't you?
[leaning in to listen]
Mike McKinney: I don't speak Spanish.
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Connections

References The Parent Trap (1998) See more »

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Self Centered Blues
Written by Carl Joye, James Allen Roberson (as James Roberson) and J.J. George
Performed by James Allen Roberson (as James Roberson)
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Not awful
6 March 2017 | by estreet-evaSee all my reviews

Certainly, Zach Galifiankis and Kristen Wiig aren't quite as funny as they believe themselves to be and they struggle to carry the underwritten "Masterminds" but still, the film is an innocuous curiosity. Telling the real-life story of a David Ghannt who managed to rob the Loomis Fargo armored truck he was responsible for without having formulated any type of plan to avoid detection or to escape. If Ghannt actually anything like Galifiankis' redention of him, he likely was destined for jail the first time someone gave his access to a large amount of cash. Wiig's Kelly was simply the first to manipulate him into doing it. Wiig plays both sides with Kelly portraying her as aggressive and slutty but never doing more than appearing in a sports bra. Luckily Jason Dudekis doesn't appear into well into the film so we are largely spared his contribution. The jokes mainly are represented by a scene used in the trailer where David and Kelly slam into an unmoved security gate in a BMW providing a twist on a thousand similar movie scenes where the gates fly away from the impact. It's not a great joke but it's not awful either. In short, that a good way to sum up the film.


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