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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
11 February 1994 (USA) See more »
Choosing between love and money is one thing. Getting away with both is something else See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Alec Baldwin ... Carter 'Doc' McCoy

Kim Basinger ... Carol McCoy

Michael Madsen ... Rudy Travis

James Woods ... Jack Benyon

David Morse ... Jim Deer Jackson

Jennifer Tilly ... Fran Carvey
James Stephens ... Harold Carvey, DVM

Richard Farnsworth ... Slim

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Frank Hansen (as Philip Hoffman)
Burton Gilliam ... Gollie

Royce D. Applegate ... Gun Shop Salesman

Daniel Villarreal ... Luis Mendoza
Scott McKenna ... Red Shirt
Alex Colon ... Ramon
Justin Williams ... Soldier
Peppi Sanders ... Bookkeeper
Jo Ann Soto ... Woman on Train
Louis Martinez ... Train Station Cop
Boots Southerland ... Cab Driver
Maurice Orozco ... Jose, Customs Official
George Dobbs ... City Jail Guard
Kenny Endoso ... Sheriff's Van Driver
Don Pulford ... Guard in Counting Room
Rick Taylor ... Ralph E. Hall
Phil Allen ... Newscaster #1
Bill Mosley ... Newscaster #2
Debbie Dedo ... Newscaster #3
Gary Kirk ... Policeman
J.W. 'Corkey' Fornof ... Pilot (as J.W. 'Corky' Fornof)
Peter Donaldson ... Boy in Cafe
Michele Hawk ... Waitress
Sammy Hernandez ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kacee DeMasi ... Horse Trainer (uncredited)
Lee Hollingsworth ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Bob Huff ... Racetrack Patron (uncredited)
Elaine Huff ... Racetrack Patron (uncredited)

Elske McCain ... Driver (uncredited)
Brian Patterson ... Train Passenger (uncredited)

Ella Arlienne Scofield ... Train Station Ticket Clerk (uncredited)

Robert Sucato ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Tracy Sucato ... Racetrack Patron (uncredited)
Rodd Wolff ... Criminal (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Donaldson 
Writing credits
Jim Thompson (novel)

Walter Hill (screenplay) and
Amy Holden Jones (screenplay) (as Amy Jones)

Produced by
David Foster .... producer
John Alan Simon .... producer
Lawrence Turman .... producer
Marilyn Vance .... associate producer
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Cinematography by
Peter Menzies Jr. (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Conrad Buff IV  (as Conrad Buff)
Casting by
Allison Cowitt 
Mike Fenton 
Production Design by
Joseph C. Nemec III  (as Joseph Nemec III)
Art Direction by
Dan Olexiewicz 
Set Decoration by
R.W. 'Inke' Intlekofer 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
Makeup Department
Diane Cummings .... makeup artist
Jane English .... makeup artist
Jack Freeman .... makeup artist
Carl Fullerton .... makeup artist
Robert Norin .... makeup artist
Marilyn Patricia Phillips .... hair stylist
Rick Provenzano .... hair stylist: Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger
Tina Sims .... hair stylist: second unit
Production Management
Jack Roe .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Kramarchuk .... second assistant director
Bruce Moriarty .... first assistant director: second unit
Philip A. Patterson .... second assistant director
Joel Segal .... first assistant director (as Joel B. Segal)
Art Department
Steve Callas .... construction coordinator
Mickey Cruz .... plaster foreman
David Scott Gagnon .... assistant property master
Gordon Huggins .... painter
Larry D. Koszakovszky .... set dresser
William J. Law III .... set designer (as Wm.J. Law III)
John Mann .... storyboard artist
Syd Moore .... set dresser
Herb Morris .... set dresser
Peggy Parker .... property master
Vlad Pelinovschi .... labor foreman
Michael J. Ray .... lead man
Michael Schmidt .... lead man (as Mike Schmidt)
William Solomon .... painter
Kimberly A. Street-Lennon .... prop assistant (as Kim Street Lennon)
Robert Webb .... construction foreman
Mike Wells .... general foreman
Christopher Woodworth .... paint supervisor
Christopher Woodworth .... scenic supervisor
Samuel Hughes .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stephen Adrianson .... dialogue editor
Tim Amyx .... apprentice sound editor
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer
Phil Benson .... assistant sound editor
Laurie Bernard .... assistant sound editor
Jay Boekelheide .... supervising sound editor
Richard Burton .... sound effects editor (as Richard M. Burton)
Ed Callahan .... dialogue editor
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Kim Christensen .... sound effects editor
Kim B. Christensen .... sound
Clayton Collins .... sound effects editor (as Clayton R. Collins)
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialogue editor
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer
Dan Engstrom .... assistant sound editor
Malcolm Fife .... sound effects editor (as Malcolm F. Fife)
Richard Bryce Goodman .... sound mixer
Samuel H. Hinckley .... sound effects editor
Tim Holland .... sound effects editor
Mildred Iatrou .... first assistant sound editor
Chris Ingram .... assistant sound editor
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
Mark 'Frito' Long .... sound recordist
Michael Magill .... dialogue editor (as Michael D. Magill)
Kyrsten Mate .... assistant sound editor (as Kyrsten M. Comoglio)
Marilyn McCoppen .... sound effects editor
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Ronald Morgan .... apprentice sound editor
Jennifer Myers .... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer (as Thomas O'Connell)
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
Paul Parsons .... assistant sound editor
Jim Pasque .... apprentice sound editor (as James Passque)
E. Jeane Putnam .... sound effects editor
Earl Sampson .... boom operator (as Earl F. Sampson)
Robert Shoup .... sound effects editor
Patti Tauscher .... assistant sound editor
Eric Thompson .... foley mixer
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist (as Tami Tredwell)
Pam Uzzell .... assistant sound editor (as Pamela Uzzel)
Ethan Van der Ryn .... sound effects editor
Jennifer L. Ware .... sound effects editor
Christopher Weir .... assistant sound editor
Marian Wilde .... sound effects editor
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz .... sound editor
David Wolowic .... assistant sound editor
Greg Dillon .... sound editor (uncredited)
Ray Padilla .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Phil Cory .... special effects
Steve Galich .... special effects
Rocky Gehr .... special effects
Ray Svedin .... special effects foreman
Pete Antico .... stunts
Chick Bernhardt .... stunt driver
Charlie Brewer .... stunt double
Tori Bridges .... stunt performer
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts
Bill Catching .... stunts (as J.P. Bill Catching)
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Tom Huff)
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunt double: Kim Basinger (as Tracy Dashnaw)
Steven Lambert .... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Ray Lykins .... assistant stunt coordinator
Ray Lykins .... stunt double: Michael Madsen
Gar Stephen .... stunts
Gary Tacon .... stunts
Amy Stephen Wilder .... stunts (as Amy Wilder)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator
Rodd Wolff .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Abramson .... key grip: second unit
Tim Beumler .... grip
David Canestro .... best boy (as David Michael Canestro)
Kenny S. Christiansen .... electrician
Michael S. Epley .... dolly grip
Randy Feemster .... camera operator: "b" camera
Stan Harrison .... video assist operator
Brent Lon Hershman .... film loader
Peter Levy .... cinematographer: second unit
Dennis J. Lootens .... best boy (as Dennis Joseph Lootens)
Richard Mosier .... Steadicam assistant
Richard Mosier .... assistant camera: "a" camera
Steve Mounger .... grip
James M. Muro .... camera operator (as James Muro)
Kevin Murphy .... gaffer
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera
Mark Reeves .... electrician
Tim Roe .... assistant camera
Mark S. Speake .... grip
Suzanne Trucks .... assistant camera (as Suzanne M. Trucks)
Merie Weismiller Wallace .... still photographer (as Merie W. Wallace)
Tony Whitman .... key grip
Eric Wycoff .... lighting technician
Clifton Dance .... electrician (uncredited)
Alexander Pietrzak .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Julie Ashton .... casting assistant
Ross Corsair .... casting assistant
Rachel Davies .... casting assistant
Colleen Gardiner .... extras casting (as Coleen Gardiner)
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Anita Olivar .... extras casting
Judy Young .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Myron Baker .... costumer: Mr. Baldwin
Wingate Jones .... costumer
Daniel J. Lester .... associate costume designer (as Dan Lester)
Lisa Lovaas .... costume supervisor
Donna O'Neal .... costumer: Ms. Basinger (as Donna D. O'Neal)
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Joel Negron .... assistant editor
Tom Nelson .... assistant editor
Clarinda Wong .... assistant editor
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Danny Bramson .... music supervisor
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Alex Gibson .... music editor
Gary Jones .... music coordinator
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Ken Kugler .... conductor
Ken Kugler .... orchestrator
Craig Pettigrew .... music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Seth Wittner .... music proof reader (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tim Abbatoye .... driver
Fritz Braden .... transportation coordinator
Michael W. Broomer .... driver
Pat Carman .... picture vehicle coordinator
Martin Coblenz .... transportation captain
Mike Shannon .... picture vehicle captain
Other crew
M. David Briggs .... production assistant
Mark Brown .... assistant: Mr. Baldwin
Karen Chalk Wheeler .... assistant accountant (as Karen Chalk)
Holly Edwards .... animal wrangler (as Holly W. Edwards)
J. Ellen Evans .... additional script supervisor
Timothy Foster .... production assistant (as Timothy G. Foster)
Robert Foulkes .... co-location manager
David Fulton .... publicist (as Dave Fulton)
Dariea Garibaldi .... stand-in: Ms. Basinger
Jan Garner .... production accountant
George Joseph Gordon .... production assistant
Gary Greene .... promotional consultant
Julie Hansen .... first assistant accountant
Ty Harman .... assistant: Ms. Basinger
Bob Hartman .... assistant accountant
Stephen W. Hollocker .... production assistant
Richard Klotz .... location manager
Valerie Mickaelian Kucera .... production coordinator
Karen L. McFadden .... assistant production coordinator
Jennifer Owensby .... assistant: Mr. Madsen
Marie Randall .... craft service
Sean David Reintjes .... production assistant
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor
Marliese Schneider .... assistant: Roger Donaldson
Neil Scognamiglio .... cook
Barnaby Shapiro .... production assistant
James M.C. Smith .... production assistant
Marlon Stansbury .... production assistant
Scott Stravitz .... first aid
Scott Stravitz .... set medic
Lou Sumien Jr. .... projectionist
Ladd Vance .... assistant: Marilyn Vance
Crystal Weaver .... assistant to producers
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive
Kevin White .... promotional consultant
Brandon Willenberg .... production assistant (as Brandon T. Willenberg)
Dina Woodworth .... production secretary (as Dina Anne Woodworth)
Heather Wray .... craft service (as Heether Bud Wray)
Glenn Zoller .... production assistant
Ron Bertolini .... stand-in: James Woods (uncredited)
Kyle Cooper .... title designer (uncredited)
Christer Hokanson .... main title editorial (uncredited)

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language
115 min | Australia:116 min (uncut version)
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While filming the scene in which Doc notices Rudy waiting in ambush outside his hotel room, Michael Madsen dropped his pants off camera in order to get the desired look of surprise out of Baldwin.See more »
Continuity: When Rudy puts the pistol in the hotel manager's mouth, he cocks the hammer, but in the next shot, the hammer isn't cocked.See more »
[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 guys like you, crooks that want to look respectable.
Jack Benyon:[chuckles] You still don't get it, do ya? That's funny, because I've always heard what a smart operator you are. So let's just look at the situation: One, a very attractive young woman. Two, the woman's husband, a killer and a thief, serving a long sentence in a Mexican hellhole. Three, a businessman, lots of power and influence, a fella who can easily get the husband a pardon. But why should he? Well...
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable Action Movie, 5 June 2005
Author: jcanettis from Athens, Greece

Let me start by saying that I have not seen the original, 1972 version of "The Getaway". As a result, this critique for the 1994 version will concentrate solely on the impressions it left me after having viewed it, without any references and comparisons with the original one.

"The Getaway" is a typical action film, in which the two main heroes, Doc McCoy (Baldwin), and his sexy wife, Carol (Basinger), are being double-crossed by their gang mates; although it involves several smaller sub-plots, the movie is mainly showing us the couple being on the run, as they are trying to flee from successive unpleasant situations.

The idea of the storyline does not sound very novel, and indeed it is not. And yet, although the movie has a "have-seen-it-several-times-before" taste, it does work and it is quite enjoyable.

Donaldson's direction keeps the story rolling fast, and yet successfully avoiding to overdo the action scenes. As far as the acting is concerned, the duo does a fair job, with Bassinger proving us that she has also some substance apart from her splendid looks; I liked also Madsen in his role as the archetypal bad guy, while Woods has a small but well-acted appearance as the rich mobster.

To sum this up, "The Getaway" may not be a masterpiece, yet it offers two entertaining hours. 6/10.

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