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A Perfect Getaway -- Two couples on an Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.
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David Twohy (written by)
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Release Date:
7 August 2009 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Everyone Needs A Place To Escape See more »
Plot:
Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Steve Zahn ... Cliff

Timothy Olyphant ... Nick

Milla Jovovich ... Cydney

Kiele Sanchez ... Gina

Marley Shelton ... Cleo

Chris Hemsworth ... Kale

Anthony Ruivivar ... Chronic

Dale Dickey ... Earth Momma
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo ... Supply Guy

Wendy Braun ... Debbie Mason / Clerk
Jim Cruz ... Helicopter Pilot

Angela Sun ... Counter Girl
Leandra Gillis ... TV Anchor
Amit Yogev ... Waiter

Carlos Alberto Lopez ... Camera Samaritan (as Carlos Alberto López)

Katie Chonacas ... KC Girl #1

Natalie Garza ... KC Girl #1
Lindsay Halladay ... KC Girl #1

Mercedes Leggett ... Katie Nakamura

Leif Riddell ... Perimeter Cop

Matt Birman ... Trekker

Tory Kittles ... Sherman / Kayaker

Brandon Ray Olive ... Rick / Kayaker (as Brandon Olive)

Holt McCallany ... Police Lieutenant
Isaac Santiago ... Police Shooter

Gugun Deep Singh ... Woody (voice)

Ryan Gesell ... Groom
Evelyn Lopez ... Bride

John T. Cogan ... Best Man

Michael Traynor ... Groomsman #1

Spencer Hill ... Groomsman #2

Mike Begovich ... Groomsman #3

Elizabeth Maxwell ... Bridesmaid #1
Sidney Howard ... Bridesmaid #2 (as Lindsey Huang)

Katelin Chesna ... Cydney's Sister (as Katelin Chesa Henke)

Andy Hoff ... Clueless Husband

Travis Willingham ... Tommy

Webster Williams ... Father of Groom
Cristina Soler ... Mother of Groom
D. Grigsby Poland ... Cheap Man
Grace Connelly ... Cheap Man's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian Tester ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
David Twohy 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Twohy (written by)

Produced by
Robert Bernacchi .... executive producer
Robbie Brenner .... producer
Camille Brown .... co-producer
Mark Canton .... producer
Mark Fischer .... executive producer
Scott Fischer .... executive producer
Ken Halsband .... co-producer (as Kenneth Halsband)
Ryan Kavanaugh .... producer
Geoffrey Taylor .... co-producer
Tucker Tooley .... producer
 
Original Music by
Boris Elkis 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Plummer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tracy Adams 
 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Jay Scully 
 
Production Design by
Joseph C. Nemec III 
 
Art Direction by
Zina Torres 
 
Costume Design by
Laura Goldsmith 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Aquino .... assistant makeup artist (as Christine Aquino Serrano)
Carlton Coleman .... special makeup effects technician
Marta Ezal Colón .... assistant hair stylist (as Marta E. Colón Rivera)
Angel O. Cruz .... hair stylist (as Angel Omar Cruz Cardena)
Regina de Lemos .... assistant makeup artist
Chris Grondin .... special makeup effects lab technician
Jacqueline Jimenez .... hair department head
Jacqueline Jimenez .... key hair stylist
Abadha Lila .... first makeup assistant
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup effects designer
Blanca Nieves .... assistant makeup artist
Elenia Peña .... assistant makeup artist (as Elenia B. Peña)
Marielena Ramirez .... makeup department head
Annette Rodriguez .... hair stylist (as Annette Z. Rodriguez)
Christina Smith .... makeup artist: Ms. Jovovich
 
Production Management
Robert Bernacchi .... unit production manager
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Ines Mongil-Echandi .... production supervisor
Brian M. O'Neill .... production supervisor: Jamaica and Hawaii
Raquel Medina Rampolla .... assistant production manager
Natalie Thompson .... unit production manager: Jamaica
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joan G. Bostwick .... second assistant director
Myron Hoffert .... first assistant director
Jahsen Levy .... second second assistant director: Jamaica/Hawaii
Jonah Loop .... second unit director
Tanya E. Taylor .... trainee assistant director: Jamaica (as Tanya Taylor)
Brendan Walsh .... second second assistant director
Matt Birman .... second unit director (uncredited)
Joan G. Bostwick .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Paul Alfaro .... greens lead
Miguel Antonio .... head sculptor
Carlos 'Carly' Antunez .... set dresser
Matthew Cavaliero .... property master
Oscar A. Colom Cruz .... assistant property master
Juan Guallini Indij .... head greens
Derek Marengo .... construction coordinator
Sorely Muentes .... art department coordinator
Brian Murray .... storyboard artist
Amilcar Rivera .... assistant property master
Anthony Mako Velazquez .... on set dresser
 
Sound Department
David Baldwin .... sound effects editor
David Barbee .... sound effects editor
Steve Bartkowicz .... sound re-recording engineer
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Jo Caron .... foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Jo Caron .... foley supervisor
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. .... sound effects editor
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue editor (as Jed Dodge)
Josh Eckberg .... sound recordist
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Guy Francoeur .... foley artist
Greg Gardner .... boom operator
Jason George .... adr editor
Jason George .... dialogue editor
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound supervisor (as Scott Gershin)
Steven D. Grothe .... sound mixer
George Haddad .... supervising sound editor
Edmund J. Lachmann .... dialogue editor (as Edmond Lachman)
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
Benoit Leduc .... foley recordist
Gary Macheel .... sound effects editor
John Matter .... assistant sound editor
Kevin McCullough .... assistant sound editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
William Munroe .... boom operator
Jay Petach .... adr recordist
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Willie Berrios .... special effects assistant
Charlie Bonilla .... pyrotechnician
Robert Caban .... special effects assistant
Paul Daye .... special effects crew: Jamaica
Arturo J. Melero Gigante .... special effects assistant
Louis Martinez .... special effects assistant
Raphael Maturah .... special effects crew: Jamaica
Rafael Pérez .... special effects coordinator
Daniel Rivera .... rain effects
Bryan Gonzales Rosano .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Kenneth Armstrong .... compositor: Comen VFX
Ozzie Carmona .... compositor: Comen VFX
Tim Carras .... visual effects supervisor: Comen VFX
Jason Cochard .... visual effects cinematographer: Comen VFX
Joshua D. Comen .... visual effects producer: Comen VFX (as Josh Comen)
John Cornejo .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Brandon Criswell .... lead compositor: Comen VFX
Hugo Dominguez .... roto/paint artist: Comen VFX
Mark Fenlason .... special effects coordinator: Comen VFX
Brad Gayo .... compositor: Comen VFX
Jon Gross .... production assistant: Comen VFX
Craig Hilditch .... compositor: Comen VFX
Harimander Singh Khalsa .... digital compositor: Comen VFX (as Michael Cashore)
Jonah Loop .... visual effects supervisor
Kimberlee Loop .... visual effects photographer
Elizabeth Marriner .... compositor: Comen VFX
David B. Moulder .... visual effects producer
Michael J. Parker .... 3d artist: Comen VFX
Holly Rayman .... controller: Comen VFX
Rose Rayman .... production assistant: Comen VFX
Karen Ruggero .... rotoscope artist: Comen VFX
 
Stunts
Raul Alcocer .... stunt coordinator: Puerto Rico
Alina Andrei .... stunt double: Milla Jovovich
Matt Birman .... stunt coordinator
Tony Lee Boggs .... stunt double
Kevin Patrick Burke .... stunt double: Timothy Olyphant
Mandy Kowalski .... stunt double: Kiele Sanchez
Eric Miranda .... utility stunts
Christie Sanders .... stunt double: Kiele Sanchez
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gustavo Accetta .... electrician
Tim Arasheben .... first assistant camera: aerial unit
Juan Carlos Arvelo .... camera pa
Earl Brown .... gaffer
Chris Browne .... second assistant camera
Manuel Cintron .... rigging gaffer
Steve Clancy .... camera operator
Javier Cruzado .... grip
Danny Falkengren .... dolly grip
Alwayne Fletcher .... electrician
Steve Koster .... director of photography: Jamaica/Hawaii
André Lugo .... set lighting technician
Raul J. Marin .... rigging key grip
Cleveland McKenzie .... grip
Alfredo Melendez .... additional camera loader
Michael Milella .... key grip
Frank Norris .... camera trainee
Angel Pastrana .... dolly grip
Javier Pesquera .... still photographer
Mark Plummer .... camera operator: "b" camera
Robert Smathers .... first assistant camera
Michael Watson .... assistant camera
Ralston Williams .... electrician
Carlos Zayas .... additional second assistant camera
Anthony Zibelli .... libra head technician
Peter Zuccarini .... underwater director of photography
 
Casting Department
Kellie Roy .... casting associate (as Kellie Gesell)
Zoraida Sanjurjo López .... casting: Puerto Rico
Rhiannon Wescott .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalia Collazo .... set costumer
Lea Guivas-Murphy .... costumer
Leslie Herman .... wardrobe supervisor
Katalina Iturralde .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Zahida Bacchus .... digital intermediate producer
Chris DeLaGuardia .... color timer
Blake Harjes .... assistant editor
Michael Underwood .... digital colorist (as Mike Underwood)
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Darin Wooldridge .... additional digital colorist: Technicolor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tracy Adams .... composer: additional music
Gina Amador .... music supervisor
Doug Beep .... musician: guitar
Mark Curry .... score mixer
James Fitzpatrick .... music contractor
Dominik Hauser .... orchestrator
Jan Holzner .... score mixer
Adam Klemens .... conductor
David Levy .... music producer: song
Ashley Revell .... music editor
Graeme Revell .... score producer
Bob Robles .... musician: guitar
Shireen Kadivar .... music assistant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Alrick Burke .... transportation coordinator: Jamaica
Luis R. Estrella-Rivera .... transportation captain
Angel L. Lopez Garcia .... driver: Timothy Olyphant
Luis A. Jurado .... transportation coordinator
Nathon S. Lewis .... exclusive driver: Steve Zahn
Angel D. Lopez Jr. .... transportation
Rita Medina .... transportation dispatcher
Francisco Pancho Rosa .... driver: David Towhy
 
Other crew
Ben Adams .... production assistant: Jamaica
T.J. Amato .... assistant: Mr. Halsband
Amber Asaro .... assistant: Mr. Kavanaugh
Maxine Baillie .... production coordinator: Jamaica
Ricardo L Betancourt .... production assistant
Coleman Brown .... diver: Jamaica
Meg Burton .... location scout
Daniel Cabeza .... assistant: Mr. Tooley
Jana Camacho .... production assistant
Joe Cappelletti .... adr loop group
Carlton Coleman .... key puppeteer
Sarah Crompton .... assistant: Ms. Jovovich
Andrew Demarest .... key production assistant
Yinan Estrada-Ortiz .... assistant: Ms. Brenner & Mr. Bernacchi
Mark Frazier .... assistant: Mr. Canton
Felipe Garcia .... key production assistant
Cédric Gonella .... distribution
Huon Guiness .... diver: Jamaica
Nicole Harvey .... production assistant: Jamaica
Daniel Herther .... executive assistant: Mr. Kavanaugh
David Hopwood .... assistant: Mr. Canton
Kemel Jamis .... production assistant
Ashley Kravitz .... clearances
Dave Landaker .... video and computer playback operator
David Levy .... publishing & licensing representative
Nathon S. Lewis .... assistant: Mr. Zahn
Nathon S. Lewis .... personal trainer to Steve Zahn
Ken Makowski .... production legal counsel
Berenice Manjarrez .... assistant production coordinator
Christine Marino .... production coordinator
Douglas McClure .... production legal counsel
Rachaelle McCorkle .... production legal counsel
Carmen Marie Colon Mejia .... set production assistant: day player
Aaron Michiel .... business affairs executive
Megan Milner .... assistant: Mr. Canton (as Megan M. Milner)
Stephen Monas .... production legal counsel
Narielys Márquez Carrasquillo .... paperwork production assistant
Gerardo L. Navas .... marine safety coordinator
Brian M. O'Neill .... supervising location manager
Christopher L. Parson .... adr loop group (as Chris Parson)
Harley Pasternak .... fitness trainer
Michyl-Shannon Quilty .... production coordinator
Eva Quiroz .... vice president of operations
Giancarlo Rebella .... production assistant
Doel Delgado Rivera .... location assistant
Sabina Rivera-Lopez .... assistant: Mr. Twohy
Jan Rudolph .... script supervisor
Ismael Sanchez .... assistant marine coordinator
Fitzroy Sinclair .... diver: Jamaica
Diane Slattery .... unit publicist
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator
Dean Sutherland .... production assistant: Jamaica
Josias Tapia .... location manager
José R. Varona .... set medic
Dudley Warren .... production assistant: Jamaica
 

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Also Known As:
"Perfect Getaway" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use
Runtime:
98 min | 108 min (unrated director's cut)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Canada:18A (Alberta) | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:16 | Ireland:16 | Japan:R15+ | Malaysia:18PL | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45047)
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Trivia:
In addition to working together on this film, Milla Jovovich and Timothy Olyphant have both worked on films that were adaptations of video games. Jovovich was in Resident Evil (2002) and its sequels; Olyphant was in Hitman (2007/I).See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The Sea Cave scene: the rocks in the cave are limestone. Limestone is absent from the volcanic islands of Hawaii (but very common in Jamaica, where the scene was shot).See more »
Quotes:
Nick:You know, if you're so fricking smart you could play stupid once in awhile.
Gina:That'd be your job.
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Movie Connections:
References Star Wars (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
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48 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
Another winner from Twohy, 5 August 2010
Author: Justin Stokes from Cleburne, TX

Newlyweds Cliff (Steve Zahn) and Cydney (Milla Jovovich) are honeymooning in Hawaii when they decide to hike a popular trail through the lush Hawaiian wilderness. Halfway into their hike, the two learn about the slaying of another newlywed couple on one of the neighboring islands. The killers? A man and woman. Soon after, they encounter another couple on the trail, Nick (Timothy Olyphant) and his girlfriend, Gina (Kiele Sanchez). The four continue on the trail as a group, but it isn't long before Cliff and Cydney begin to suspect their new acquaintances of being the killers. There's also the shady hitchhikers, Kale (Chris Hemsworth) and Cleo (Marley Shelton, looking particularly nice with braided hair), who seem to be following them.

While I was able to correctly guess the identity of the killer's just from watching the trailer, I still had a great time with this. The performances are really strong. I've heard others say that Zahn and Jovovich aren't a believable pairing. I've seen several instances of stunning women with less attractive guys, so that's nonsense. Aside from that, they're terrific together. This is a dialogue-heavy film with several amusing character moments thrown in, all of which the actors nail. Olyphant is the standout as Nick, a former marine with a bit of a screw loose. The humor actually works, the quirkiness adding to the picture. I also thought that the B&W exposition scene was well-done, better than most of it's ilk. These types of scenes are generally frowned upon, but here it winds up being a highlight.

The Puerto Rican locations (subbing for Hawaii) are quite lovely, though the dangers of the trail aren't played up as much as I'd expected. It isn't an element that's necessarily needed, however, as I found the film to be plenty suspenseful as is. The killers were obvious to me, yes, but the I was more caught up in the situations than the reveal. For instance, the situation of the reveal made for a terrific moment. It's all in how it's done. While I could have done without the annoying screenwriter in-jokes, they don't ruin the suspense either.

I'd say that director David Twohy has more hits than misses, and this clever slice of pulpy entertainment continues that trend.

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