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2013, Action - Cars

Getaway (2013)

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A down on his luck racing driver, Brent Magna, must drive a Shelby Mustang round the streets of Sofia, Bulgaria at the behest of a criminal on the telephone, with a young woman who owns the car in the passenger seat. This in order to save his wife who has been kidnapped. The car chase results in a concentration of police vehicles, and it becomes evident that they are pawns in a bank heist.

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Almost continuous high speed car chases round the streets of the city, with multiple crashes of police and other civilian vehicles, mostly in the dark. We occasionally see the wife looking distressed on video. The driver and the young woman engage in slightly hostile chat. So nothing in this except cars dashing about.

A View Even the Shelby Mustang can’t save this. It was terrible. “Brent Magna”! he sounds like a planet in a poor SF story. Ethan Hawke could not carry this on his own; Selena Gomez (who she) apparently a former Disney girl, was hopeless, and I don’t think Jon Voight actually did anything except be seen standing up at the end. So a “DON’T SEE”. You have been warned.
Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story An original screnplay
Director Courtney Solomon
Writers/Script Sean Finnegan, Gregg Maxwell Parker
Starring Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Rebecca Budig
Additional Info Seven Shelby Mustangs were used in the film and there were many write-offs amongst the supporting vehicles. It just does not seem to have been worth all the effort.

 

 

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