|From 'Getaway' to 'Speed' time is of the essence in these
By Bryan Reesman
Special to MSN Movies
Time limits are excruciating when they are applied to situations of extreme
duress. Hollywood certainly knows this, which is why many action movies and
crime dramas have heroes racing to stop bad things from happening before it's
too late. But when an entire film is devoted to avoiding a horrible fate within
a short time span or within a series of short, hair-raising events, the stakes
get raised significantly. With "Getaway" upon us, MSN looks back at different dramas
and thrillers where time is of the essence and often the ultimate enemy.
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"Getaway" is out in theaters Aug. 30.