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.[citation needed]

Background[edit]

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:[citation needed]

The series was the main reason Stockholm was included in the video game Project Gotham Racing 2 and is mainly influenced by the legendary C'était un rendez-vous short film.[citation needed]

Critique on authenticity[edit]

In an interview with PB motorcycling magazine, Patrik Furstenhoff, Swedish Wheelie Team Member and widely accepted as the Ghost Rider himself[citation needed], 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.

[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Public response[edit]

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.[1]

See also[edit]

C'était un rendez-vous

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stories behind pictures, Crashed cars", Kiasma, 13 October 2013