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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.

Director:

David Twohy

Writer:

David Twohy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Peter Navy Tuiasosopo ... Supply Guy
Wendy Braun ... Debbie Mason / Clerk
Jim Cruz Jim Cruz ... Helicopter Pilot
Angela Sun ... Counter Girl
Leandra Gillis Leandra Gillis ... TV Anchor
Amit Yogev Amit Yogev ... Waiter
Carlos Alberto Lopez ... 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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The Holiday is over See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Getaway - Una perfetta via di fuga See more »

Filming Locations:

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,948,555, 9 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,483,540, 13 September 2009
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Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

TImothy Olyphant and Marley Shelton have both made appearances in the hit Scream horror film franchise: Olyphant in Scream 2 (1997) and Shelton in Scream 4 (2011). See more »

Goofs

While in the sea cave, Nick says "What we have here is failure to communicate" and attributes the line to Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. The line is most notably spoken by Strother Martin, but Newman's character DOES actually say this line in the film, mocking Martin's character. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Outstanding!
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Alternate Versions

In the original scripted ending Steve Zahn's character Cliff Anderson does not try to pick up the gun and doesn't get shot. This can be seen in the extras on the Blu Ray release. See more »

Connections

References Natural Born Killers (1994) See more »

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Ghetto Chronic
Written and Performed by Tracy Adams
Published by Adams Apple Films
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Good thriller. Keeps you guessing.
9 August 2009 | by dustyjoeSee 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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