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The Getaway

7 Ratings: 3.3
A movie

The Getaway is a 1972 crime and action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw and Ben Johnson. The film is based on the novel by Jim Thompson, with the screenplay written by Walter Hill. A box office hit earning $26 million … see full wiki

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Release Date: December 13, 1972
MPAA Rating: PG
1 review about The Getaway

Sam Peckinpah plays director-for-hire yet again in this Steve McQueen vehicle.

  • Jul 31, 2009
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The Getaway was a starring vehicle for Steve McQueen and his lady friend Ali McGraw. In need of a paying job, Sam Peckinpah agreed to work on the movie. He tried to make as many changes he could with the script and production personal. As hard as he tried, Steve McQueen had the final say and that included a P.G. rated film and a lot of screen time. Despite all of these flaws, it's still an entertaining movie.

Steve McQueen stars as Doc. A man who's been doing a stretch in the joint. When he gets out, he's offered to do a bank job by a shady lawman (Ben Johnson, a Peckinpah regular) who'll provide an early release if he does a simple "job" for him. He even assigns him his own crew (Al Lettieri and Bo Hopkins). What seems like a easy job turns into a s.n.a.f.u. What screwed up this cake walk of a scheme? Who's responsible? Why is everyone after Doc and his old lady (Ali McGraw)? To find out you'll have to watch the action/thriller classic THE GETAWAY.


Recommended for Sam Peckinpah and Steve McQueen fans
Sam Peckinpah plays director-for-hire yet again in this Steve McQueen vehicle. Sam Peckinpah plays director-for-hire yet again in this Steve McQueen vehicle. Sam Peckinpah plays director-for-hire yet again in this Steve McQueen vehicle.

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