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"On this episode we discuss the movie that made Selena Gomez an action star: Getaway."

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Go away, Getaway
Hawkey Holidays to all the little Flop House boys and girls. Your present is the movie-length chase scene Getaway. Meanwhile, Dan takes on the liberal media, Stuart gives one of his patented Flop House asides, and Elliott reminds us all of Dorf's amazing performance in Don't Look Now.

Movie Summary[]

Premise[]

To save his kidnapped wife, Brent Magna must drive at the orders of a mysterious man.

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Though he used to race cars for a living, Brent Magna is now pitted against the clock in the most important race of his life; an unseen criminal has kidnapped Brent's wife, and to get her back, he must follow the man's instructions to the letter. Brent commandeers the ultimate muscle car–a custom Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake–and, with a tech-savvy young passenger, sets out on a high-speed chase to rescue his beloved.

­It's like 85% car chase, and that sounds great! Like if you said to me there's an action movie, it's a lean, low-budget movie with a star in Bulgaria that's 85% car chase, I'm like: That sounds like it could be great! But it's not. It's really terrible.
       —Elliott @08:40

Worse Than[]

­I never thought I'd be watching a movie and say: I miss the clockwork plotting and sharply-drawn characters of 12 Rounds—a movie which is mainly John Cena destroying the parts of New Orleans that Katrina didn't get to. [...] 12 Rounds looks like a really good movie next to this.
       —Elliott @12:10

Final Judgments[]

  • Bad-Bad Movie (Stuart) @36:05
  • Bad-Bad Movie (Elliott) @36:20
  • Bad-Bad Movie (Dan) @36:30

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Recommendations[]

  • Big Brown Eyes (1936) by Raoul Walsh (Dan) @55:25
  • The Getaway (1972) by Sam Peckinpah (Dan) @Time
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) by Peter Jackson (Stuart) @Time
  • The Battle of Cable Hogue (1970) by Sam Peckinpah (Elliott) @Time
  • Our Town (1940) by Sam Wood (Elliott) @Time
  • Ronin (1998) by John Frankenheimer (Elliott) @Time
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