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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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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

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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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Budget:

$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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TImothy Olyphant and Marley Shelton have both made appearances in the hit Scream horror film franchise: Olyphant in Scream 2 (1997) and Shelton in Scream 4 (2011). 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

Nick: [handing her the ring] This is for you.
Gina: Holy crap.
Gina: Did you get it from the store in Honolulu?
Nick: eBay.
Gina: How long have you had it?
Nick: Year and a half.
Gina: A year and a half? Well what were you waitin' for you dumb bastard!
Nick: The right moment...
Gina: Baby, you are a man in full.
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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Boom Chic Boom Chic
Written and Performed by Tracy Adams
Published by Adams Apple Films
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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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