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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 »
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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 »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Burton Gilliam and Slim Pickens (from the original film) appeared together in Blazing Saddles (1974). See more »

Goofs

The shadow of a crew member can be seen moving in the mirror of Rudy's motorcycle after he shoots the beer can. See more »

Quotes

Doc: You were supposed to make a deal with him, not fuck his brains out!
Carol: The deal wasn't good enough!
Doc: Then you should have walked away.
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Alternate Versions

The US R-rated version screened in Australian cinemas with an MA rating. The unrated version was released on VHS with an R rating. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Now and Forever
(End Title)
Written and Performed by Richard Marx
Published by CHI-BOY MUSIC
Courtesy of CAPITOL RECORDS, INC.
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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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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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