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Getaway (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  30 August 2013 (USA)
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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
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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
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Valet
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Thug
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Thug
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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

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Get in. Get out. Getaway.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Getaway - Em Fuga  »

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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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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Speed Demon". See more »

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The front and rear license plates don't match. The front plate reads CABX7289, while thread plate reads CA7289BX. See more »

Quotes

The Kid: No, please don't, don't, don't.
Brent Magna: Yep, Yep, Yep, Hold on.
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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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"Getaway" from this train wreck
29 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The "plot" follows Former race car driver Brent Magna (Played by Ethan Hawke.) Who discovers that his wife has been kidnapped by a mysterious man referred to as the Voice,(Played by Jon Voight.) Who promises to promises to return her to safety if he completes a series of broad and laughable tasks while driving through the streets of Sofia, Bulgaria in a supped up Shelby Super Snake Mustang. Along the way, he runs into the original owner of the Mustang named "The Kid" (Played by Selena Gomez.)

Now, at first glance it's very easy to see that this movie's plot and characters are there to serve as a backdrop for the action, which would at least be tolerable, if the action was any good, sadly that is not the case here. Getaway is weighted Down by it's clunky script and frantic direction. The action sequences are unwatchable, consisting of exhaustingly monotonous and poorly edited car chases. And in the rare moments where it escapes that monotony, it usually crosses the border into unintentional hilarity.

The Acting is terrible. Though in Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez' defense, the horrible dialogue (which consists mostly of sh*t and a**hole) is to more to blame then they are.

Never has a movie been more apply titled than "Getaway". Because it's warning you to "Getaway" and avoid this clunker at all costs.


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