Film / The Getaway

The Getaway is a 1972 crime drama film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. It was based on the novel of the same name by Jim Thompson. Was remade in 1994 starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.

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 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:


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