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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 »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

The 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)

Sound Mix:

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

The last time Doc fires the shotgun from the taxi it switches from his right to left to right hand. 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 »


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Carmelita
Written by David White
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User Reviews

 
Rare Chemistry Makes This Remake Work... Look At Michael Madson's Hair!
19 February 2010 | by rpmmurphySee all my reviews

Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger were a married couple when they portrayed the married McCoys in this 1994 remake of the 1972. Their on-screen chemistry is incredible. Any time you get this kind of casting occurrence in a film, it is at least worth checking out. Here it really works.

The thing that distinguishes this Jim Thompson story is the catch-22 Carol McCoy is faced with- and the percussive effect her necessary action has on the McCoy couple- while the tension is ratcheted up to 11- in their non-stop hour-and-a-half getaway throughout the Southwest.

It is a juicy role for a married couple, and Baldwin & Basinger make the most of it. They both are in prime form here and very compelling to watch together.

Besides the McCoys (and Richard Farnsworth), it is a B film. Michael Madson's hair is a real challenge to deal with. At least you can cut out of the Richard Marx end credit song. You have to live with Michael Madson's hair for the whole ride. IMDb rating should be around 7.


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