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The Getaway (1994)

An ex-con and his devoted wife must flee from danger when a heist doesn't go as planned.

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Jim Deer Jackson
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Slim
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Frank Hansen (as Philip Hoffman)
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Luis Mendoza
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Alex Colon ...
Ramon
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Storyline

Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he's for sale if Benyon can get him out of prison. Benyon pulls some strings and Doc McCoy is released again. Unfortunately he has to cooperate with the same person that got him to prison. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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A dangerous deal. A double cross. And the ultimate set up is yet to come. See more »


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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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11 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Gross USA:

$16,096,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,059,000
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2.35 : 1
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During the scene where Carol is driving the car and Doc is shooting from the back seat, a spent cartridge ejected from the gun hit Kim Basinger on the lip. Filming stopped for over a week while the wound healed. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence, Doc and Carol are practicing their shooting. One fires a Colt .45, the slides stays to the rear, showing that it is empty. But you can see the crimped end of a blank round stuck in the ejection opening. See more »

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[At Benyon's compound]
Jack Benyon: Thought I'd never see you again. The news said one dead.
Doc McCoy: [drops the bag] Three dead. Hansen got jumpy and shot a guard, and Rudy got ambitious and killed Hansen, then he lost his head and tried to kill me.
Jack Benyon: How's your wife?
Doc McCoy: Let's cut up this money. I wanna get outta here.
Jack Benyon: I don't like complications.
Doc McCoy: Well, you pull these kinds of jobs, you take those chances.
Jack Benyon: You know, McCoy? You and I are two of a kind.
Doc McCoy: No, I don't think so. I like to do my own dirty work. I never much like ...
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NOW AND FOREVER
(end title)
Written and Performed by Richard Marx
Published by CHI-BOY MUSIC
Courtesy of CAPITOL RECORDS, INC.
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Rare Chemistry Makes This Remake Work... Look At Michael Madson's Hair!
19 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger were a married couple when they portrayed the married McCoys in this 1994 remake of the 1972. Their on-screen chemistry is incredible. Any time you get this kind of casting occurrence in a film, it is at least worth checking out. Here it really works.

The thing that distinguishes this Jim Thompson story is the catch-22 Carol McCoy is faced with- and the percussive effect her necessary action has on the McCoy couple- while the tension is ratcheted up to 11- in their non-stop hour-and-a-half getaway throughout the Southwest.

It is a juicy role for a married couple, and Baldwin & Basinger make the most of it. They both are in prime form here and very compelling to watch together.

Besides the McCoys (and Richard Farnsworth), it is a B film. Michael Madson's hair is a real challenge to deal with. At least you can cut out of the Richard Marx end credit song. You have to live with Michael Madson's hair for the whole ride. IMDb rating should be around 7.


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