''The Getaway'' is a 1972 crime drama film directed by Creator/SamPeckinpah and starring Creator/SteveMcQueen and Ali [=MacGraw=]. It was based on the novel of the same name by Creator/JimThompson. Was remade in 1994 starring Creator/AlecBaldwin and Creator/KimBasinger.

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.

Not to be confused with the [[VideoGame/TheGetaway third-person video game]], or the pinball table ''[[Pinball/TheGetawayHighSpeed2 The Getaway: High Speed II]]'', as well as the [[Film/{{Getaway}} 2013 film of the same name]].

!!Tropes seen in both films:
* ActionGirl[=/=]DrivesLikeCrazy: Carol
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Fran falls for Rudy almost instantly, finding him much more sexy and exciting that her milquetoast veterinarian husband.
** Possibly because of LimaSyndrome (on the part of Rudy, only towards Fran) and StockholmSyndrome (on the part of Fran, towards Rudy), making this AMatchMadeInStockholm.
* CoolGuns: Doc's semi-automatic handgun is a Colt M1911A1.
* DrivenToSuicide: Poor Hal.
* LaserGuidedKarma: After hanging all over and flirting with Rudy, then sleeping with him practically right in front of her husband, then not having the slightest bit of remorse after he kills himself, Fran is left alone and devastated--and stranded in a strange town miles from home when Rudy himself is killed.
* OutlawCouple: Doc and Carol.
* RunForTheBorder
* ScarpiaUltimatum: How the businessman ensured Doc's release from prison.
* SettingUpdate: The novel was set in the 1940s, while the film is set in (then) contemporary times.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Doc's weapon of choice.