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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.

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 Creator/AlecBaldwin and Creator/KimBasinger, was released in 1994.

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]].

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!!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.
** To a lesser extent with Doc and Carol. Although the two are genuinely in love and HappilyMarried, the bottom line is, Doc is a bank robber and this is probably a huge part of his appeal to Carol.
* BetaCouple: Fran and Rudy
* 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 both films are set in their respective contemporary times.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Doc's weapon of choice.
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