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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.

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David Twohy

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Let The Games Begin. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Getaway 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

Gross USA:

$15,515,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,869,853
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While the movie takes place in Hawaii, Timothy Olyphant is born in Honolulu, Hawaii and lived there the first 2 years of his life. See more »

Goofs

When Gina climbs the vines at the cliff beside a waterfall after seeing what is on the video camera. There is a knotted rope among the vines. In fact at the base before climbing, the green colored hawser laid rope can be seen. At the top, the rope can be clearly seen, passing over a rock. Later on, she descends the vines and the rope is clearly seen. See more »

Quotes

Cliff: So you were like Special Ops. What were you Seals? Rangers?
Nick: Officially, I'm only allowed to say that I've been a sworn officer participating in a phase of certain missions that would make most men want to crawl up and hide inside their own assholes.
Cydney: and unofficially?
Nick: I'm a goddamn American Jedi. Possible title number one, by the way.
Nick: Hey, see this? Took a frag from a Bouncing Betty. It's an antipersonnel mine. Caved in the back of my fucking head. Medevaced out to Germany. Got my skull rebuilt ...
[...]
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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

Referenced in The Girls Next Door: Meet the New Girls (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, Hey, Hey
Written and Performed by Tracy Adams
Published by Adams Apple Films
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Much better than I expected.
7 August 2009 | by ValianceInEndSee all my reviews

A Perfect Getaway was nowhere near a perfect film, but it was certainly a good film. The trailers made it out to be a much more non-stop, action thriller than it really was, showing the last 20 minutes. The majority of the film centers around paranoia. It is true though that the plot twist can be seen coming from a mile away, but how it is delivered is where it succeeds. While I personally wasn't surprised, how the twist was presented was quite original and chill-inducing. I'll leave it at that. Where this film really succeeds is in the cinematography and acting, both of which are superb. The locale is beautiful, all the colors are vibrantly displayed and everything looks crisp. There are some scenes with intriguing camera work that works well to add intensity and be intuitive. All the actors really give it their best and create believable characters. Milla was good as usual, but Zahn really surprised me. I never really gave him credit for how good of an actor he is until about now. Overall, it's worth the watch and is ultimately very entertaining with wonderful characters.


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