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A Perfect Getaway (2009)

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Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

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David Twohy

Writer:

David Twohy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Zahn ... Cliff
Timothy Olyphant ... Nick
Milla Jovovich ... Cydney
Kiele Sanchez ... Gina
Marley Shelton ... Cleo
Chris Hemsworth ... Kale
Anthony Ruivivar ... Chronic
Dale Dickey ... Earth Momma
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo Peter Navy Tuiasosopo ... Supply Guy
Wendy Braun ... Debbie Mason / Clerk
Jim Cruz Jim Cruz ... Helicopter Pilot
Angela Sun ... Counter Girl
Leandra Gillis Leandra Gillis ... TV Anchor
Amit Yogev Amit Yogev ... Waiter
Carlos Alberto Lopez ... Camera Samaritan (as Carlos Alberto López)
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Storyline

For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but well-meaning spirits who help guide them through the lush jungles. The picturesque waterfalls and scenic mountainsides quickly give way to terror when Cliff and Cydney learn of a grisly murder that occurred nearby and realize that they're being followed by chance acquaintances that suspiciously fit the description of the killers. Written by The Massie Twins

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence, language including sexual references and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Perfect Getaway See more »

Filming Locations:

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,948,555, 9 August 2009

Gross USA:

$15,515,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,955,544
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

TImothy Olyphant and Marley Shelton have both made appearances in the hit Scream horror film franchise: Olyphant in Scream 2 (1997) and Shelton in Scream 4 (2011). See more »

Goofs

Gina discovers that Nick and Cydney are not the people on the pictures, when she takes the camcorder and looks at the contents. She knows now that it must be the material from the victims and that Nick and Courtney stole their camera.

But there should not have been any material left on the camcorder, because we see in the flashback that nick throws away the tape in the sea after they took the camera. See more »

Quotes

Nick: [handing her the ring] This is for you.
Gina: Holy crap.
Gina: Did you get it from the store in Honolulu?
Nick: eBay.
Gina: How long have you had it?
Nick: Year and a half.
Gina: A year and a half? Well what were you waitin' for you dumb bastard!
Nick: The right moment...
Gina: Baby, you are a man in full.
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Alternate Versions

The Director's Cut available on the Blu Ray release contains an additional 10 minutes of footage. See more »

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Boom Chic Boom Chic
Written and Performed by Tracy Adams
Published by Adams Apple Films
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User Reviews

 
A Solid and Quick Moving B-Picture
7 August 2009 | by MovieDude1893See all my reviews

A Perfect Getaway {dir. David Twohy,2009}

**½/****

A solid, fast paced B-thriller with winking (and surprising) sense of humor, A Perfect Getaway is not as much of a stiff genre exercise as the ads may make it seem. It is true, there is a final twist, but it falls in line with the rest of the film: a slightly off-kilter, audacious, but entertaining endnote. As an exercise of set up and payoff, both halves of the film work fairly well on their own terms, but I cannot help but wish that the first half had a bit more palpable Hitchcockian tension and suspense instead of "Scream"-like rib nudging . Nevertheless, this is involving enough and thrilling enough to be worth at least the price of a matinée, providing that your willing to suspend your proverbial disbelief.


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