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To save his kidnapped wife, Brent Magna must drive at the orders of a mysterious man.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Brent Magna
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The Voice
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Leanne
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The Man (voice)
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Distinguished Man
Ivaylo Geraskov ...
Detective
Dimo Alexiev ...
Henchman #1
Velislav Pavlov ...
Henchman #2 (as Slavi Pavlov)
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Henchman #3 (as Deyan Angelov)
Kaloian Vodenicharov ...
Head Valet
Danko Jordanov ...
Car Driver
Velizar Peev ...
Valet
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Thug
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Thug
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Storyline

Getaway is the gritty, exciting action thriller from Warner Brothers in which former race car driver Brent Magna is pitted against the clock as he commandeers a custom Shelby Super Snake Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner on a high-speed adventure at the command of a mysterious villain on a race against time to save the life of his kidnapped wife. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Get in. Get out. Getaway.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense action, violence and mayhem throughout, some rude gestures, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,606,142 (USA) (30 August 2013)

Gross:

$10,494,494 (USA) (27 September 2013)
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Trivia

Selena Gomez went in a car with a stunt driver to get a feel for what it was like, and was terrified - but not as terrified as she was when Ethan Hawke was driving. See more »

Goofs

When The Kid gets in the car, and while they are arguing, the door is open. Neither of them close the door, and nothing happens that would close it, but when the car backs up, the door is closed. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Brent Magna: I want my wife back.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.186 (2013) See more »

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Jingle Bells
Arranged and Produced by Michael Bradford
Performed by Steve McGowan
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music Group (Holdings) Ltd.
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Nothing but a nauseating, noisy mess
27 August 2013 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A late night car chase through the cosmopolitan streets of Sofia, Bulgaria; throbbing with that distinct and exotic coolness European cities exude when darkness falls... it's an idea that could have been executed very well. Unfortunately not in the case of Getaway, which instead slaughters the idea so poorly you can't help but feel sorry for it. 

Everyone loves a good car chase. You won't find one in Getaway though. All the chase scenes are nothing more than a nauseating rapid succession of very brief cuts. It's literally   impossible to get a wider picture and understanding of what is going. Many scenes could have been quite impressive if they had just been shot at a wider angle and held a longer frame. This does not happen once though. The breakneck speed at which the cuts are made (close up of car headlights-exploding box-back wheel-driver-back to headlights) just doesn't allow the chase to flow and is frustrating to watch. How can one appreciate what's happening when they can't even see what's happening?

Selena Gomez may be trying to break out of her Disney image (and good for her) but that doesn't mean she's suited to every role. Her performance here feels weak and definitely isn't helped by an even weaker dialogue. Ethan Hawke's performance is more believable, but it's only one taste bud of sweetness in the overall bad taste this movie leaves. 

There's pretty much zero laughs, the first half is filled with the characters bickering annoyingly, the chase scenes are visually unwatchable, it's painfully unnecessarily noisy and the plot is nothing but mediocre. 

Fortunately I viewed the film at an advance screening and therefore given it was free I just felt disappointed, rather than feeling ripped off as I would have had I actually handed over my hard earned dollars in exchange for that mess. I tried my best to enjoy the film, but to be honest all I wanted to do was getaway.  


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