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Fast Getaway (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | Video 21 May 1993
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A lighthearted tale about a gang of bank robbers who fall out and split up. The brains of the gang is a boy who, with his father, successfully continue their crime spree. Annoyed at this, ... See full summary »

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Spiro Razatos

Writer:

James Dixon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Haim ... Nelson
Cynthia Rothrock ... Lilly
Leo Rossi ... Sam
Ken Lerner ... Tony
Marcia Strassman ... Lorraine
Shelli Lether Shelli Lether ... Honey
Tabitha Thompson Tabitha Thompson ... Girl at Bank
Jack North Jack North ... Car Salesman
Kim Peach Kim Peach ... Cissy
Jeff Olson ... Chief Malone
Richard Jewkes ... Sheriff McQuade
Bernie Pock Bernie Pock ... Deputy
Corky Edgar Corky Edgar ... Bank Teller
Kelly Ausland Kelly Ausland ... Armored Guard
Patrick Redford Patrick Redford ... Officer
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A lighthearted tale about a gang of bank robbers who fall out and split up. The brains of the gang is a boy who, with his father, successfully continue their crime spree. Annoyed at this, Lilly and her loyal and stupid companion, decide to kidnap the boy, Nelson, and force him to work for them. Written by Rob Hartill

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Corey Haim Is the right guy, in the right place, at the right time. All he needed was a ...fast getaway See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

The movie was considered for a wide theatrical release. Prior to committing this, Cinetel Films and New Line Cinema performed a market test by airing promos for the film in Iowa, including the official trailer narrated by Corey Haim. The response was lackluster and the movie was released largely direct-to-video instead. See more »

Goofs

While Nelson and Tony are arguing over the money in the barn, their lips never move. See more »

Quotes

Sam: We're in this for the money, honey, not so you can show off your damn black belt.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Gotti (2019) See more »

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Written, Performed, and Produced by Brooke McCarter
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Worst writing since 'Cool as Ice.' (spoilers)
30 September 2005 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

Good lord, I've got to stop wasting my money on movies from the post-1989 catalog of Corey Haim (except for Prayer of the Rollerboys, which was a decent surprise). This being, of course, yet another film in which those not so overly nostlagic will realize that Corey had hit rock bottom and would never recover.

Fast Getaway is the light-comedy adventures of a team of father-and-son bankrobbers. After a disagreement among their gang of four which included a clueless doofus and a black belt blonde, Nelson (Corey Haim) and his dad decide to rob banks alone. Only Nelson's dad expects it to be temporary, wanting his son to go legit so he can end up in law school or business school (the man has no clear idea of his expectations as to which graduate school track he expects his son to take other than whatever will allow an easy transition into white collar crime) much to the chagrin of Nelson, who loves the life of easy money. But, the team are not as invincible as they think they are when they're busted for robbing a bank in a squat town in Utah around the same time a stranger to the past enters their lives as does their scheming former partners.

It has all the depth of the notorious 'Cool as Ice' "action" film (ranked as one of the worst 100 movies on IMDb), and about as much of the same cheesy writing. I particularly enjoy the scene in which Nelson and dear old dad, trying to escape from the police by anchoring over a bridge, plunge thousands of feet straight down into shallow, rocky rapids and live to tell the tale...completely unscathed, mind you. Or, the finale in which brave Nelson is being dragged from a truck while holding onto a chain link fence that neither eletrocutes him or gets too hot to hold as it is scraped across the pavement for miles. Nor, does it flip with the sharp turns of the truck and the lack of support by his weight. And, I especially cringe at Corey Haim's half-concocted Italian-American accent that reared itself during random moments, not to mention his terrible array of slang, especially in many of the references to women.

Recommended for anyone who can watch any number of Corey Haim's early 90s disasters and actually find them enjoyable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Fast Getaway See more »

Filming Locations:

Royal Gorge, Colorado, USA See more »

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Cinetel Films See more »
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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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