The Getaway (1994)

The Getaway (1994)




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A remake of the 1972 film that was based on a novel by Jim Thompson, this movie follows the exploits of a criminal (Alec Baldwin) after his wife (Kim Basinger) manages to get him out of jail by pulling a few strings.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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James Woods
as Jack Benyon
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Frank Hansen
Alec Baldwin
as Doc McCoy
Kim Basinger
as Carol McCoy
Jennifer Tilly
as Fran Carvey
Michael Madsen
as Rudy Travis
David Morse
as Jim Deer Jackson
Alex Colon
as Ramon
Bill Moseley
as 2nd Newscaster
Royce D. Applegate
as Gun Shop Salesman
James Stephens
as Harold Carvey
Peter Donaldson
as Boy in Cafe
Scott McKenna
as Red Shirt
Boots Southerland
as Cab Driver
Gary Kirk
as Policeman
Kenny Endoso
as Sheriff's Van Driver
Don Pulford
as Guard in Counting Room
Samuel Hernandez
as Bartender
George Dobbs
as City Jail Guard
Peppi Sanders
as Bookkeeper
Maurice Orozco
as Customs Official
Louis Martinez
as Train Station Cop
Sam Hernandez
as Bartender
Jo Ann Soto
as Woman on Train
Rick Taylor
as Porter
Phil Allen
as 1st Newscaster
Debbie Dedo
as 3rd Newscaster
Michele Hawk
as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for The Getaway

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3)

A scene for scene remake that's still great fun. Odds are you won't be moved or enlightened, but you'll never be bored.

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Only fair remake of the classic.

December 18, 2004
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

so-so but serviceable remake of the Steve Mcqueen classic, with a fairly exciting shoot-em-up at the end.

March 21, 2003

A pale imitation of the 1970s classic!

August 7, 2002

Trashy "guilty pleasure" remake.

July 26, 2002

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for The Getaway

Cool criminals cavort capriciously in this casual entertainment effort that's concerned about how cool everything looks and not about the complexity. Still fun.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


A good action packed film with an array of well known actors. It has some great shootouts, stunts and steamy scenes with Kim Basinger! For some reason you can't get this on DVD region 2 so managed to catch it on TV. A good blast from the past enjoyable old school action film.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

a) Because Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw didn't get it right?

b) Because MacGraw wasn't blonde enough?

c) Because David Morse is a great actor who deserves to be in every movie possible?

d) Because Richard Farnsworth and Slim Pickens both played the same role well?

The correct answer is d.

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