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The Getaway (1994)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Red Shirt
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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 <>

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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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Release Date:

11 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Getaway  »

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Box Office


£634,434 (UK) (15 July 1994)

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2.35 : 1
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While at the dump, Doc is toying with a radio control car which is obviously a Volkswagen. In the original, this is the same type of vehicle in which Steve and Ali are setting as they converse during their dump scene. See more »


The shadow of a crew member can be seen moving in the mirror of Rudy's motorcycle after he shoots the beer can. See more »


[At the Amtrak's Flagstaff station, Carol, putting change into the slot, is about to put the bag of money in a locker when a man arrives]
Red Shirt: [grabs the bag] Let me help you with that.
Carol: No, it's okay.
Red Shirt: No, no. It's a big bag.
[the man puts the bag into the locker, close and locks it]
Red Shirt: [hands Carol the key] There ya go.
Carol: Thank you.
Red Shirt: Glad to help.
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Written and Performed by Richard Marx
Published by CHI-BOY MUSIC
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Steamy, Entertaining Re-Make
2 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very entertaining, if morally way below par, action movie which consistently keeps your attention with intense scenes. Kim Bassinger probably looked as good as she ever looked which is saying a lot. She has one of the steamiest scenes I've ever seen on a mainline film (my tape was the "unrated" version) but at least it was with her real-life husband (at the time) Alec Baldwin.

This re-make of the 1972 film also has Michael Madsen, James Woods, Mike Morse and Jennifer Tilley - all playing sleazy characters. They are so bad they make Baldwin & Bassinger look like monks. This movie is not exactly Mary Poppins. There's almost too much of a mean edge to it....almost. Perhaps I enjoy ogling Bassinger too much to can this movie for its baseness.

Whatever, this entertains to the degree that it makes it a very quick two hours. There is no way you could get bored watching this film.

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