''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. Creator/WalterHill wrote the screenplay.

Gordon "Doc" [=McCoy=] 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 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 bank robbery, but not without spilling some blood. As is usual with bank robberies in the movies, the criminals start turning on each other, and Doc and Carol wind up having to flee from Benyon's goons and the law both.

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]].

!!Tropes seen in both films:
* 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.
* ActionGirl: Carol, who helps with the robbery and who isn't afraid to pick up a gun and start shooting during the climactic firefight.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* BankRobbery: A crooked politician hires Doc to rob a bank.
* BetaCouple: Fran and Rudy, who hook up while Rudy is chasing after Doc and Carol.
* BleedEmAndWeep: Carol is shell-shocked after she kills Beynon.
* 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.
* CoolGuns: Doc's semi-automatic handgun is a Colt [=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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* OutlawCouple: Doc and Carol.
* 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 barrel of said weapon.
* 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.
* PrisonersWork: Doc works a license plate machine.
* 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 cowboy.
* ScreamingWoman: It becomes plain that Fran is over her head during the climactic shootout, as Rudy, Doc & Carol, and Beynon's goons are shooting up both a hotel and each other. Doc punches her to shut her up.
* SettingUpdate: The novel was set in the 1940s, while both films are set in their respective contemporary times.
* SexForServices: How Carol got 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.
* 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.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Fran dies in the novel.
* StealingFromTheTill: Why Benyon wanted Doc to rob that particular bank, he'd been 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.
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: Some fanservice from Carol. Doc's nervous about their first time in four years.
* WouldHitAGirl: Doc slaps Carol not once, but several times, after finding out that she had sex with Beynon to get Doc out of jail.