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Getaway

A former race car driver (Ethan Hawke) comes home one night to learn his wife's been kidnapped; to get her back, he must drive a souped-up sports car through increasingly dangerous situations while a Mabuse-like figure monitors his every move via hidden cameras. This latter-day B movie can be rather fun in its preposterousness and bargain-basement style. The story takes place in Bulgaria for no other reason than it's cheap to shoot there (though the filmmakers use the locations effectively), and some of the villain's demands evoke the illogic of a bad dream. As usual, Hawke brings more seriousness to the pulpy material than it probably deserves. Whether out of integrity or perversity, he refuses to phone in a performance, no matter how unpromising the role. Courtney Solomon directed; with Selena Gomez and Jon Voight.

Credits

Director:

  • Courtney Solomon

Cast:

  • Ethan Hawke
  • Selena Gomez
  • Jon Voight
  • Rebecca Budig
  • Bruce Payne
  • Paul Freeman
  • Ivailo Geraskov
  • Dimo Alexiev
  • Slavi Pavlov
  • Deyan Angelov

Producers:

  • Courtney Solomon
  • Allan Zeman
  • Moshe Diamant
  • Chris Milburn
  • Joel Silver
  • Steve Richards
  • Julius R. Nasso
  • Wayne Godfrey
  • Robert Jones
  • Bobby Ranghelov
  • Jon Goodman
  • Dennis Pelino
  • Claudia Bl├╝emhuber
  • Ian Hutchinson

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