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A Perfect Getaway (2009)

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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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Chronic
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Earth Momma
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Supply Guy
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Debbie Mason / Clerk
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Leandra Gillis ...
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Amit Yogev ...
Waiter
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Camera Samaritan (as Carlos Alberto López)
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Getaway - Una perfetta via di fuga  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,948,555 (USA) (7 August 2009)

Gross:

$15,483,540 (USA) (11 September 2009)
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Minutes 30-32: Nick talks to Cliff about a dictator's palace with a lock-box full of 'Avengers' memorabilia including 'Iron Man'. Timothy Olyphant was considered for the role of Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe/Avengers series, which stars Chris Hemsworth (Kale) as Thor. See more »

Goofs

Gina discovers that Nick and Cydney are not the people on the pictures, when she takes the camcorder and looks at the contents. She knows now that it must be the material from the victims and that Nick and Courtney stole their camera.

But there should not have been any material left on the camcorder, because we see in the flashback that nick throws away the tape in the sea after they took the camera. See more »

Quotes

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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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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Paradise
Written by Daniel J. Black
Performed by RooHub
Published by 1800PLAY (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Levy Music Publishing, LLC.
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Good thriller. Keeps you guessing.
9 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a good movie. However, it will probably not get a fair shot by most. The reason is the way the story is structured in which apparently nothing happens in the first 45 minutes. For today's average 18-34 audience this is almost intolerable as they are now conditioned to expect cheap CGI thrills and impossibly huge explosions in the first two minutes of the film (not necessarily a bad thing BTW). What underrated Director/Writer David Towhy is doing is actually putting your brain to work during the first two acts of the movie, all the while enjoying some incredible visuals of the Hawaiian tropical rain forest. Towhy concentrates on subtle character development. The acting is good. Mila Jovovich and Timothy Oliphant are the two that carry the film throughout. All in all I have to say that Towhy put out a fairly plausible story here with none of the CGI generated hyperbole that we see so much of nowadays.


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