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The Getaway (1994)

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An ex-con and his devoted wife must flee from danger when a heist doesn't go as planned.

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writers:

Jim Thompson (novel), Walter Hill (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Carter 'Doc' McCoy
Kim Basinger ... Carol McCoy
Michael Madsen ... Rudy Travis
James Woods ... Jack Benyon
David Morse ... Jim Deer Jackson
Jennifer Tilly ... Fran Carvey
James Stephens ... Harold Carvey, DVM
Richard Farnsworth ... Slim
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Frank Hansen (as Philip Hoffman)
Burton Gilliam ... Gollie
Royce D. Applegate ... Gun Shop Salesman
Daniel Villarreal ... Luis Mendoza
Scott McKenna Scott McKenna ... Red Shirt
Alex Colon ... Ramon
Justin Williams Justin Williams ... Soldier
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Storyline

Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he's for sale if Benyon can get him out of prison. Benyon pulls some strings and Doc McCoy is released again. Unfortunately he has to cooperate with the same person that got him to prison. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Choosing between love and money is one thing. Getting away with both is something else See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Getaway See more »

Filming Locations:

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,806,515, 13 February 1994

Gross USA:

$16,094,974

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,057,974
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

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DTS | Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Kim Basinger and Philip Seymour Hoffman; and four Oscar nominees: James Woods, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Tilly and Richard Farnsworth. See more »

Goofs

When Doc and Carol exit the hotel, neither is carrying a bag. Doc then drops the bag when he flees. When they encounter the old man with his truck, they have the bag back again. See more »

Quotes

Carol: Oh, I guess we should stop, 'cause Harold has to pee.
Rudy Travis: Get back in the front. Get back up there with Harold! Get up there!
Harold Carvey, DVM: I don't want to play... this game... anymore!
Rudy Travis: You pee in your pants.
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Alternate Versions

US theatrical version trimmed sex scenes between Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger to get a R-rating. The European release and US unrated videocassette are uncut. See more »

Connections

Version of The Getaway (1972) See more »

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Written by David White
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Action packed thriller
10 November 2006 | by MacMurrahSee all my reviews

The Getaway is a remake of the 1970s movie with the same name starring Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw. This time around with some minor changes the movie comes out pretty aggressively with excellent action scenes. The chemistry between Baldwin and Basinger sizzles as does the action in the sweltering Arizona and Texas deserts.James Woods and David Morse are pretty debonair as smartly dressed villains not to mention the brute character depiction of Rudy by Michael Madsen which he repeats in Reservoir Dogs many years later. The story is pretty good but character development and dialogues are pretty weak. Though no one can replace McQueen, Baldwin's caper is not that far behind.


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