The Getaway

February 11th, 1994







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Plot
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...

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 5.5/10 (8,940 voted)

Director: Roger Donaldson

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Michael Madsen

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.

Writers: Jim Thompson, Walter Hill

Cast:
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 - Red Shirt
Alex Colon - Ramon
Justin Williams - Soldier

Taglines: A dangerous deal. A double cross. And the ultimate set up is yet to come.

Release Date: 11 February 1994

Filming Locations: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa - 2400 E Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Gross: $16,096,000 (USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Australia: (uncut version)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Burton Gilliam and Slim Pickens (from the original film) appeared together in Blazing Saddles.

Goofs:
Continuity: When Doc and Carol exit the hotel, neither is carrying a bag. Doc then drops the bag when he flees. When they encounter the old man with his truck, they have the bag back again.

Quotes:
Fran Carvey: What's the plan?
Rudy Travis: The plan is shut up.



User Review

Steamy, Entertaining Re-Make

Rating: 8/10

This was a very entertaining, if morally way below par, action movie which consistently keeps your attention with intense scenes. Kim Bassinger probably looked as good as she ever looked which is saying a lot. She has one of the steamiest scenes I've ever seen on a mainline film (my tape was the "unrated" version) but at least it was with her real-life husband (at the time) Alec Baldwin.

This re-make of the 1972 film also has Michael Madsen, James Woods, Mike Morse and Jennifer Tilley - all playing sleazy characters. They are so bad they make Baldwin & Bassinger look like monks. This movie is not exactly Mary Poppins. There's almost too much of a mean edge to it....almost. Perhaps I enjoy ogling Bassinger too much to can this movie for its baseness.

Whatever, this entertains to the degree that it makes it a very quick two hours. There is no way you could get bored watching this film.









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