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The Getaway

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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:


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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.