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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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A Perfect Getaway - Una perfetta via di fuga  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£418,703 (UK) (14 August 2009)

Gross:

$15,483,540 (USA) (11 September 2009)
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In the movie, at 00:16:14 and 00:30:14, Nick (Timothy Olyphant) makes a reference to Nicolas Cage. Olyphant previously worked with Cage on the set of Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000). 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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Cliff: Sometimes it seems like... like nothing exists until we get there, until we put our eyes on it. Like the whole fucking world was manufactured for our wants and needs, ya know?
Cydney: You think there'll be a nice sunset?
Cliff: I mean like if I take, if I just turn my head... ya know. For just a minute and... but don't tell me, but does everything just stop? Just shut down... go in to some energy saving hibernation mode, till I choose to reactivate them by simply...
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Written and Performed by Tracy Adams
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If you think you know who dun it, think again! Well done!
22 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard to say anything about "The Perfect Getaway" without giving away the great way that director/writer David Twohy brings this classic tale of "screaming, running for your life" movie to the screen.

Some may call the first hour a bit slow but it's really the perfect build to the final act. Dialog and plot developments keep the viewer's mind fully guessing as to who might start killing whoever! And if you've never seen this movie, and never looked up any spoiler outlines, I'm guessing your guess will be wrong. Until the reveal, I couldn't decide who it was that's going to snap, even when I thought it was becoming obvious.

Timothy Olyphant is awesome in this role, as is the rest of the primary cast, with Chris Hemsworth being the angry hitchhiker and Steve Zahn & Milla Jovovich playing the part of the honeymooners.

I give Twohy 2 thumbs up for making this movie fresh, engaging and confusing.


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