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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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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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Michael Madsen accidentally banged Burton Gilliam's face into the closet door for real. As a direct result of this, Gilliam had to be taken to the hospital to get four or five stitches in his lower lip and was thus unable to work for five days until the swelling went down and the stitches were subsequently removed. See more »


When Doc and Carol exit the hotel, neither is carrying a bag. Doc then drops the bag when he flees. When they encounter the old man with his truck, they have the bag back again. See more »


Fran Carvey: What's the plan?
Rudy Travis: The plan is shut up.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


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Written and Performed by Richard Marx
Published by CHI-BOY MUSIC
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User Reviews

a interesting remake
20 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I tend to like the original more yet the 1994 remake THE GETAWAY, was a very good film. The strength of this version is the modren pacing and action also the revamped dialouge and several additional characters. I bumped into david morse once...of note is his role in this film. THE GETAWAY works because the chemistry of sex and violence between the characters played by BALDWIN and BASINGER works. It's not cheesy or contrived. This film is a tale of moral love betrayal and the classic analogy of there being no honor among thieves. The remake follows pretty much the same plot as the STEVE MCQUEEN classic yet takes a few different turns. Fans of the original will like this version as well, one nice aspect is that it maintains a similar look to the original. During the early 1970's several films like this and GONE IN 60 SECONDS had the same visual flair. This film matches the tone of the original and succeeds as a modren film for contemporary audiences.

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