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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cliff
... Nick
... Cydney
... Gina
... Cleo
... Kale
... Chronic
... Earth Momma
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo ... Supply Guy
... Debbie Mason / Clerk
Jim Cruz ... Helicopter Pilot
... Counter Girl
Leandra Gillis ... TV Anchor
Amit Yogev ... Waiter
... Camera Samaritan (as Carlos Alberto López)
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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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6 Strangers. 2 Killers. No Getting Away. See more »


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

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7 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Getaway - Una perfetta via di fuga  »

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$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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2.35 : 1
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At 00:16:14 and 00:30:14, Timothy Olyphant's character talks about Nicolas Cage, his Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) costar. See more »

Goofs

The rocks in the cave are limestone. Limestone is absent from the volcanic islands of Hawaii. (But very common in Jamaica, where the scene was shot). See more »

Quotes

Cliff: [picking up hitchhikers] Nothing bad ever happens in Hawaii, right?
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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Paradise
Written by Daniel J. Black
Performed by RooHub
Published by 1800PLAY (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Levy Music Publishing, LLC.
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Much better than I expected.
7 August 2009 | by See 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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