A 2013 action-thriller directed by Courtney Solomon.
Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke), a retired race-car driver, is put into a race against time when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious man (Jon Voight) who threatens to kill her unless Brent follows his orders. During Brent's mission for the kidnapper, a young woman (Selena Gomez
) only known as "The Kid" attempts to carjack him, but is dragged into the vehicle and forced to help him.
The film was harshly reviled by critics, receiving a 2% on Rotten Tomatoes
and got run over at the box office
by One Direction
's concert movie.
Getaway contains examples of:
- An Asskicking Christmas: Brent and his wife Leanne went to her hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria for a Christmas vacation, only for her to be kidnapped.
- Badass Biker: Several of the kidnapper's mooks.
- Badass Driver: Brent. The kidnapper even says he's the only driver good enough to complete his objectives.
- Car Chase: Many.
- Car Fu: Brent rams several cars and objects with his own.
- Cool Car: Brent drives an armored Shelby Mustang Super Snake.
- Extremely Short Time Span: The film takes place from one morning to the next.
- Flipping the Bird: The Kid flips off a trucker who almost hits them.
- I Have Your Wife/An Offer You Can't Refuse: The kidnapper forcing Brent to work for him by taking his wife.
- Karma Houdini: The kidnapper was on the other side of the planet working through a Body Double. As the film ends, he gloats having successfully transferred a massive amount of money into his account.
- Made of Iron: The Kid takes getting thrown out of a moving car in stride.
- Mugging the Monster: Even through The Kid was armed, Brent very easily subdues her and drags her into his car.
- No Name Given: The carjacker is only referred to as "The Kid".
- The Oner: The final car chase is one continuous take.
- Playing Against Type: Selena Gomez as a carjacker in an action movie.
- The Reveal: The car the kidnapper assigned Brent belonged to the Kid. She is the daughter of a bank C.E.O. The kidnapper steered them together to eventually try to frame them for robbing the bank while his mooks perform the real robbery.
- Sinister Surveillance: The kidnapper is able to see, hear, and contact Brent at anytime, preventing him from getting help from the authorities.
- Toyota Tripwire: The Kid does this to a mook on a motorcycle.
- Would Hit a Girl: The kidnapper's mooks unnecessarily beat the shit out of Brent's wife while capturing her. In her captivity, they rough her up a lot.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Discussed. The Kid suggests to Brent that the kidnapper will just kill them all after they complete his objectives.