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Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

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For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but well-meaning spirits who help guide them through the lush jungles. The picturesque waterfalls and scenic mountainsides quickly give way to terror when Cliff and Cydney learn of a grisly murder that occurred nearby and realize that they're being followed by chance acquaintances that suspiciously fit the description of the killers. Written by The Massie Twins

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Rated R for graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use | See all certifications »

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7 August 2009 (USA)  »

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A Perfect Getaway - Una perfetta via di fuga  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£418,703 (UK) (14 August 2009)

Gross:

$15,483,540 (USA) (11 September 2009)
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When Nick (Timothy Olyphant) is talking to Cliff (Steve Zahn) about his past life events, he references a dictator's palace (00:30:35) that has a lock-box. In that box he has 'Avenger' memorabilia (00:31:49). The specific one he mentions is 'Iron Man' (00:31:48). Olyphant was considered for the role of Iron Man (2008). Subsequently, Kale (Chris Hemsworth) would later become 'Thor' in the adaption of the Marvel comics and again in The Avengers (2012) movie. See more »

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SPOILER:A fter the hatchet falls down the cave it lands on the green boat. When Gina takes the picture and looks down in the cave the hatchet is no longer on the boat. But when nick gets back on the boat the hatchet is there again See more »

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Cydney: Well, um... how close is it?
Nick: It's like everything else in Hawaii, as close as far away gets.
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Written and Performed by Tracy Adams
Published by Adams Apple Films
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A Solid and Quick Moving B-Picture
7 August 2009 | by (Illinios,America) – See all my reviews

A Perfect Getaway {dir. David Twohy,2009}

**½/****

A solid, fast paced B-thriller with winking (and surprising) sense of humor, A Perfect Getaway is not as much of a stiff genre exercise as the ads may make it seem. It is true, there is a final twist, but it falls in line with the rest of the film: a slightly off-kilter, audacious, but entertaining endnote. As an exercise of set up and payoff, both halves of the film work fairly well on their own terms, but I cannot help but wish that the first half had a bit more palpable Hitchcockian tension and suspense instead of "Scream"-like rib nudging . Nevertheless, this is involving enough and thrilling enough to be worth at least the price of a matinée, providing that your willing to suspend your proverbial disbelief.


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