Getaway in Stockholm
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Getaway in Stockholm is a Swedish film series about illegal street racing filmed using mainly car mounted cameras along with some cameramen alongside the route. The videos are all shot in the streets of Stockholm, Sweden and have developed a worldwide underground cult reputation in the street racing scene.
One film is released every year. The actual run takes place during early morning hours in late autumn when there's the least amount of traffic. The identities of the drivers and the car owners are carefully withheld. So far, ten volumes of the series have been released:
- Getaway in Stockholm:1: Porsche 911
- Getaway in Stockholm 2: Toyota Supra and Ford Escort RS Cosworth
- Getaway in Stockholm 3: Honda NSX
- Getaway in Stockholm 4: Chevrolet Corvette and Honda NSX
- Getaway in Stockholm 5: Mazda RX-7
- Getaway in Stockholm 6: Dodge Viper GTS and Porsche 911 GT3
- Getaway in Stockholm 7: BMW M3 E46 CSL (modified with the addition of an ESS supercharger) and BMW M5 E39
- Getaway in Stockholm 8: Audi RS6 and 2004/05 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade motorcycle
- Getaway in Stockholm 9: Two Porsche 911 GT3s
- Getaway in Stockholm 10: Porsche 911 GT3 and Lamborghini Gallardo
Critique on authenticity
In an interview with PB motorcycling magazine, Patrik Furstenhoff, Swedish Wheelie Team Member and widely accepted as the Ghost Rider himself, had this to say:
We saw a movie called 'Getaway in Stockholm', which is a car chase movie. But it's all made up. We couldn't believe the world was raving about it. The policeman was actually a body builder, he even had baggy pants on. It wasn't real. There's a hardcore group of riders and drivers in Stockholm who do this for real, but yet the "Getaway in Stockholm" movie was a rental car pretending to be a police car and it was all in the middle of the night with empty roads. You can print this; it was shit. And we made up the Ghost Rider as a big 'you suck' to the car guys.
It is highly likely that the movie Furstenhoff saw was the first one of the Getaway in Stockholm series. While the authenticity of the police car in the first film is questionable, there is no doubt about the authenticity of the police cars in the later parts since many of them are captured on the video less than one car-length away. As a response to Furstenhoff's critique, Getaway in Stockholm 8 features some motorcycle scenes and some humorous scenes making fun of the Ghost Rider.
The movie series gained questionable public attention in Finland in the aftermath of a traffic accident that took place on 13 August 2002. A local importer of the Getaway in Stockholm movies killed a nine year old girl by running over her with his car in Munkkivuori, Helsinki. The driver of the tuned Audi S3 (8L) car was reportedly speeding.