Getting There (film)

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Getting There
Getting There (2002) video coverart.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Steve Purcell
Produced by Neil Steinberg
Natan Zahavi
Executive producers
Mary-Kate Olsen
Ashley Olsen
Written by Michael Swerdlick
Music by Steve Porcaro
Cinematography Brian Sullivan
James LeGoy
David Lewis
Edited by Sherwood Jones
Distributed by Warner Home Video
Release date
  • June 11, 2002 (2002-06-11)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Getting There is a 2002 direct-to-video film starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.


Taylor Hunter (Ashley Olsen) and Kylie Hunter (Mary-Kate Olsen) are celebrating their 16th birthday and now they are licensed to drive. They plan to go to Salt Lake City, Utah with their friends for the 2002 Winter Olympics. When they stop at a local restaurant on their way, they notice that their car is stolen and their adventure becomes a misadventure when they board the wrong plane to San Diego. Determined to make it to Utah in time for the Olympic events, the teenagers take a coach from LA to Vegas, but get separated at a gas station. Kylie and half of the gang makes it to Vegas, where they end up taking part in a Vegas wedding, whilst Taylor and the other half of the gang ends up in a one horse town.[1]

While trying to get hold of her sister while being stranded in a one horse town, Taylor meets Charly, a girl of her age with a pick-up truck who offers to give her and her friends a ride to Vegas. When Charly's truck breaks down, the friends think they couldn't have worse luck. But it turns out that Charly, who seemed like a humble farm girl, actually lives in a mansion and owns a private jet. Charly's dad offers to fly all of the teens to Salt Lake City for the Olympics.

Taylor and Kylie arrive in Utah too late for the Olympic events. Taylor is upset because she would have liked to see her favourite Athlete, Alex Reisher, compete. Nonetheless, the friends decide to make their own fun by holding their own Olympics and going skiing. While skiing Taylor and a young man end up taking the ski lift together and strike conversation. His name is Alexander and they end up skiing together -but Taylor never sees his face behind his glasses and hat. It is not until a month later when she sees her picture in the paper that she realizes she had spent the day skiing with her Olympic crush Alex Reisher.


  • Mary-Kate Olsen as Kylie Hunter
  • Ashley Olsen as Taylor Hunter
  • Billy Aaron Brown as Danny
  • Heather Lindell as Jenn
  • Jeff D'Agostino as Joshua / Toast
  • Talon Ellithorpe as Sam
  • Holly Towne as Lyndi
  • Alexandra Picatto as Charly
  • Janet Gunn as Pam Hunter
  • William Bumiller as Gary Hunter
  • Jason Benesh as Alexander
  • Ricki Lopez as Juan
  • Shelley Malil as Raj
  • Marcus Smythe as Mr. Simms
  • Cheyenne Wilbur as Male Proctor
  • Deborah Hinderstein as Female Instructor
  • James Kiriyama Lem as Male Instructor
  • Chene Lawson as Ticket Clerk
  • Tracy Arbuckle as Diane
  • Sterling Rice as Young Female Tourst
  • Jeff Thomas Johnson as Waiter in Ski Lodge

Filming Details[edit]

The film was produced by Dualstar and Tapestry Films and distributed by Warner Bros. [2] Getting There was filmed in Santa Barbara, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada and New Mexico.[3]


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