The Getaway

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Steve McQueen (The Great Escape) and Ali MacGraw (Love Story) are at their finest as husband-and-wife thieves on the run in this classic Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs) action-thriller. The sizzling screenplay by Walter Hill is based on a... read more
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Steve McQueen (The Great Escape) and Ali MacGraw (Love Story) are at their finest as husband-and-wife thieves on the run in this classic Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs) action-thriller. The sizzling screenplay by Walter Hill is based on a novel by pulp legend Jim Thompson (The Grifters, After Dark, My Sweet). McQueen stars as "Doc" McCoy—a convict who makes a deal to split his hidden loot with a corrupt politician in exchange for early release from prison—in this fast-paced tale of greed and betrayal. Once free, McCoy tries to uphold his part of the agreement, but he quickly learns there is no one he can trust as he tries to get to the Mexican border alive.  The Getaway was a box-office hit at the time of its release in 1972, hitting #5 for the year! Later remade with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.

Original Release

12/13/1972

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Cast

Steve McQueen Doc McCoy
Ali MacGraw Carol McCoy
Ben Johnson Jack Beynon
Al Lettieri Rudy Butler
Sally Struthers Fran Clinton
Slim Pickens Cowboy
Richard Bright The Thief
Jack Dodson Harold Clinton
Dub Taylor Laughlin
Bo Hopkins Frank Jackson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Sam Peckinpah

Writers

Walter Hill, Jim Thompson

Cast

Steve McQueen Doc McCoy
Ali MacGraw Carol McCoy
Ben Johnson Jack Beynon
Al Lettieri Rudy Butler
Sally Struthers Fran Clinton
Slim Pickens Cowboy
Richard Bright The Thief
Jack Dodson Harold Clinton
Dub Taylor Laughlin
Bo Hopkins Frank Jackson
Roy Jenson Cully
John Bryson The Accountant
Bill Hart Swain
Tom Runyon Hayhoe
Whitney Jones The Soldier
Hal Smith Various Radio Announcers
Tommy Bush Cowboy's Helper
Robert M. Cousins Prison Warden
R.C. Keene Beacon City parade / robbery witness
Tommy Splittgerber Train Station Ticket Agent

Producers

Editors

Robert L. Wolfe

1973 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
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