History Film / TheGetaway

28th Jan '17 2:50:39 PM jamespolk
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novel, Doc kills the guard, while in the movie it's Frank that kills the guard. And in the novel, Doc also kills Fran, while Fran survives the movie.



* OffIntoTheDistanceEnding: Doc and Carol, driving off down a dusty Mexican road, having escaped the law and bought the truck from the cowboy for $30,000.



* PragmaticAdaptation: Thompson's novel included a surrealistic, controversial ending in which Doc and Carol end up in a weird hotel that seems to actually be {{Hell}}. The movie got rid of that ending for a more conventional one in which Doc and Carol actually do get away.



* RunForTheBorder: Amazingly, unlike how this usually turns out in crime dramas, Doc and Carol make it, given a lift out of a jam and across the border by a genial construction worker.

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* RunForTheBorder: Amazingly, unlike how this usually turns out in crime dramas, Doc and Carol make it, given a lift out of a jam and across the border by a genial construction worker.cowboy.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Fran dies in the novel.
28th Jan '17 2:44:18 PM jamespolk
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* BleedEmAndWeep: Carol is shell-shocked after she kills Beynon.



* NoHonorAmongThieves: Rudy kills Frank, which might be understandable as Frank had screwed up the plan and shot the guard. Then he tries to kill Doc and take all the money, but Doc is a quicker draw and shoots Rudy. Then it turns out that Beynon was going to have Carol kill Doc--but Carol shoots Beynon instead.



* ScreamingWoman: It becomes plain that Fran is over her head during the climactic shootout, as Rudy, Doc & Carol, and Benyon's goons are shooting up both a hotel and each other. Doc punches her to shut her up.

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* ScreamingWoman: It becomes plain that Fran is over her head during the climactic shootout, as Rudy, Doc & Carol, and Benyon's Beynon's goons are shooting up both a hotel and each other. Doc punches her to shut her up.



* SexForServices: How Carol got Benyon to spring Doc from prison. Given the AbsoluteCleavage blouse she wore to the meeting, this seems to have been her plan all along, rather than ScarpiaUltimatum.

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* SexForServices: How Carol got Benyon Beynon to spring Doc from prison. Given the AbsoluteCleavage blouse she wore to the meeting, this seems to have been her plan all along, rather than ScarpiaUltimatum.



* StealingFromTheTill: Why Benyon wanted Doc to rob that particular bank; a relative of his had been embezzling from it. Doc figures this out around the time that the news reports $750,000 stolen when he only has $500,000 in his bag.

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* StealingFromTheTill: Why Benyon wanted Doc to rob that particular bank; a relative of his had bank, he'd been embezzling from it.cooking his books. Doc figures this out around the time that the news reports $750,000 stolen when he only has $500,000 in his bag.


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* WouldHitAGirl: Doc slaps Carol not once, but several times, after finding out that she had sex with Beynon to get Doc out of jail.
28th Jan '17 2:38:13 PM jamespolk
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* PrisonersWork: Doc works a license plate machine.
28th Jan '17 2:31:12 PM jamespolk
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''The Getaway'' is a 1972 crime drama film directed by Creator/SamPeckinpah, starring Creator/SteveMcQueenActor and Ali [=MacGraw=]. It was based on the novel of the same name by Creator/JimThompson.

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''The Getaway'' is a 1972 crime drama film directed by Creator/SamPeckinpah, starring Creator/SteveMcQueenActor and Ali [=MacGraw=]. It was based on the novel of the same name by Creator/JimThompson. \n Creator/WalterHill wrote the screenplay.
28th Jan '17 2:27:23 PM jamespolk
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* BetaCouple: Fran and Rudy

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* BetaCouple: Fran and RudyRudy, who hook up while Rudy is chasing after Doc and Carol.
* TheCameo: You can't see him, but that's James Garner driving the orange VW that Doc and Carol zoom past while fleeing the bank robbery.
28th Jan '17 2:25:00 PM jamespolk
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Gordon "Doc" [=McCoy=] and his wife Carol are convicts who go out on the run from their ex-partner after he puts Doc in jail following exchanging a prisoner with money and Carol sleeping with a businessman which resulted in his death.

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Gordon "Doc" [=McCoy=] and is denied parole after serving four years of a ten-year sentence for armed robbery. Having had enough of jail, he gets his wife Carol are convicts who go out on to approach Benyon, a crooked politician. Carol secures Doc's release in a way that Doc later does not approve of at all. Newly freed Doc is given a job by Benyon: rob a certain small-town bank. Doc, Carol, a thug of Benyon's named Rudy, and a RedShirt thug pull off the run from their ex-partner after he puts Doc in jail following exchanging a prisoner bank robbery, but not without spilling some blood. As is usual with money bank robberies in the movies, the criminals start turning on each other, and Doc and Carol sleeping with a businessman which resulted in his death.
wind up having to flee from Benyon's goons and the law both.



* ActionGirl[=/=]DrivesLikeCrazy: Carol

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* ActionGirl[=/=]DrivesLikeCrazy: CarolActionGirl: Carol, who helps with the robbery and who isn't afraid to pick up a gun and start shooting during the climactic firefight.



* AntiHero: Not only s Doc a bank robber, he hits his wife. About the only good thing that can be said of him is that unlike just about every other character in the movie, including Carol, he doesn't kill unless he has to.



* CoolGuns: Doc's semi-automatic handgun is a Colt M1911A1.
* DrivenToSuicide: Poor Hal.

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* CoolGuns: Doc's semi-automatic handgun is a Colt M1911A1.
[=M1911A1=].
* DrivenToSuicide: Poor Hal. Being tied up and forced to watch your wife having vigorous sex with a criminal will do that to a guy.



* RunForTheBorder
* ScarpiaUltimatum: How the businessman ensured Doc's release from prison.

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* RunForTheBorder
* ScarpiaUltimatum: How
PhallicWeapon: Fran is not at all subtle when she tells Rudy that he doesn't need to point a gun at her, she'll do ''anything'' he wants, while she fondles the businessman ensured Doc's release from prison.barrel of said weapon.
* RunForTheBorder: Amazingly, unlike how this usually turns out in crime dramas, Doc and Carol make it, given a lift out of a jam and across the border by a genial construction worker.
* ScreamingWoman: It becomes plain that Fran is over her head during the climactic shootout, as Rudy, Doc & Carol, and Benyon's goons are shooting up both a hotel and each other. Doc punches her to shut her up.



* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Doc's weapon of choice.

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* SexForServices: How Carol got Benyon to spring Doc from prison. Given the AbsoluteCleavage blouse she wore to the meeting, this seems to have been her plan all along, rather than ScarpiaUltimatum.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Doc's weapon of choice. When he sees that some cops have shown up, he hurriedly buys a shotgun from a conviently nearby gun store, then shoots up the cop car and escapes.
* StealingFromTheTill: Why Benyon wanted Doc to rob that particular bank; a relative of his had been embezzling from it. Doc figures this out around the time that the news reports $750,000 stolen when he only has $500,000 in his bag.
27th Jan '17 10:24:07 AM jamespolk
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* BankRobbery: A crooked politician hires Doc to rob a bank.
27th Jan '17 10:00:13 AM jamespolk
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* ToplessnessFromTheBack: Some fanservice from Carol. Doc's nervous about their first time in four years.
27th Jan '17 9:41:17 AM jamespolk
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Carol wears a blouse open to the navel--it doesn't even have any buttons--to get Beynon to get Doc out of jail.
27th Jan '17 9:24:53 AM jamespolk
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Doc and Carol [=McCoy=] are husband and wife convicts who go out on the run from their ex-partner after he puts Doc in jail following exchanging a prisoner with money and Carol sleeping with a businessman which resulted in his death.

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Doc and Carol Gordon "Doc" [=McCoy=] are husband and his wife Carol are convicts who go out on the run from their ex-partner after he puts Doc in jail following exchanging a prisoner with money and Carol sleeping with a businessman which resulted in his death.
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