Film / The Getaway

The Getaway is a 1972 crime drama film directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. It was based on the novel of the same name by Jim Thompson.

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.

A remake, directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, was released in 1994.

Not to be confused with the third-person video game, or the pinball table The Getaway: High Speed II, as well as the 2013 film of the same name.

Tropes seen in both films: