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The kidnapping of Mark Hammond's son leads him on a journey through London as he does jobs from the kidnapper, Charlie Jolson, criminal empire. Meanwhile, DC Frank Carter searches through the empire for answers.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Kembry Don Kembry ... Mark Hammond (voice)
Richard Hards ... Charlie Jolson (voice) (as Ricky Hards)
Joe Rice Joe Rice ... Frank Carter (voice)
Anna Edwards Anna Edwards ... Yasmin / Prostitute (voice)
Michael Preston ... Harry 'The Hat' (voice)
Dave Golds Dave Golds ... Jake Jolson (voice)
Paul Burfoot Paul Burfoot ... Eyebrows (voice)
Mick Oliver Mick Oliver ... DCI McCormack / SO19 (voice)
Jim Darrah Jim Darrah ... Grievious (voice)
Jason Parker Jason Parker ... Big Walter / Cop / Pedestrian (voice)
Symond Lawes Symond Lawes ... Sparky / Pedestrian (voice) (as Symmond Lawes also)
Russell Levy Russell Levy ... Nick Collins (voice)
Paul Swaby Paul Swaby ... Liam (voice)
Vic Robinson Vic Robinson ... Joe Fielding (voice)
Wai Tsang Wai Tsang ... Bobby Lee (voice)


The kidnapping of Mark Hammond's son leads him on a journey through London as he does jobs from the kidnapper, Charlie Jolson, criminal empire. Meanwhile, DC Frank Carter searches through the empire for answers.

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English | Cantonese

Release Date:

21 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Getaway See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

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Team Soho See more »
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Cost in excess of £5,000,000 (GBP) to make. See more »


The police in London do not carry Guns except for armed police squads. See more »


DC Frank Carter: Oh, you little beauty - It's only crazy Jake Jolson
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Crazy Credits

There is the following message at the end of the credits: Team Soho would like to thank those who have stood by us through this insane time, our wives, girlfriends, boyfriends and partners and bollocks to all those who said it could never be done, it couldn't be built, it would never run...You're playing it. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US version was cut to remove nudity and some language to avoid an AO rating that Sony do not allow on their consoles in America. The US version also did not include a paper map with the game DVD. See more »


Spoofed in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) See more »

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Mature Fun
9 June 2003 | by chrispchenrySee all my reviews

Let's get one thing straight: You can steal cars, you perpetrate crimes and you shoot people. Lots of people. But aside from those similarities, this game bears little semblance to the GTA series. While the GTA games give you a arcade feeling, The Getaway is meant to be as real as possible. There's no screen junk like maps, health bars, ammo counter or anything. You are guided by the blinking indicators on your car and your health is gauged by the way you move and the blood on your suit. The controls are acceptable, but not as tight as they could be. Controlling the cars is much more enjoyable than GTA3 or GTA:VC. Unlike in GTA:VC and preceding games, you can only target hostile opponents, which saves ammo and frustration in a fire fight. The on foot engine has stealth. Hide against walls, pop out around corners, etc. You can take hostages and use them as a shield. Opponents may not fire if the hostage is important. Cops, however, will NEVER fire at a hostage. The weapon selection is limited, you can get pistols, a shotgun, an AK47 and MP5s. Be warned, this game definitely mature. Plenty of course language, stark violence and some other mature themes. Overall, it's a great game.

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