The Getaway Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2694

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 47

Theatrical Release Date: 12/15/1972

Language: English

Genre: Action, Crime

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Actors: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri, Slim Pickens

Plot: Master thief Carter "Doc" McCoy gets bailed out of prison by his wife, Carol, on the condition that the two pull off a bank heist for a corrupt politician. But Doc learns that things aren't on the level and he and Carol escape with the loot. With nothing but the money and each other, Doc and Carol flee from a crew of criminals with vengeance on their mind.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 10/20/2023

A tad weak on character, but mighty in way of skill, energy, and entertainment value.

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Unknown - wrote on 10/31/2011

Cool crime flick. McQueen at his best.

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TheWolf - wrote on 08/20/2007

If you're ever wondering why Steve McQueen is called the "King of Cool", rent this movie and find out. McQueen is never bad and in my opinion this is one of his better roles just because he brings such humanity to the character who is really a pretty bad guy. Here he plays Doc McCoy, a bank robber doing time until a deal is brokered that gains him his early release. His price in the deal is to plan another bank heist using a new and unknown team. This may not have been Sam Peckinpah's best movie that he's directed, but it is a great film nonetheless.

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Gekünstelt - wrote on 03/24/2016

Sam Peckinpahs The Getaway funktioniert wie ein grosses aufgeblasenes Spielzeug für erwachsene Kinder (vor allem Männer). Wer erinnert sich nicht an die Art von Spielzeug, die man aufbaut, bestaunt - und dann? The Getaway ist ein ganz und gar unpersönlicher Film, der im Grunde nicht viel erreicht. Szene, Szene, Szene, aus. Man kann ihn leicht konsumieren und dabei die Verfolgungsjagten geniessen. Die Geschichte wirkt gekünstelt wie alles andere im Film: Steve McQueen spielt den Sträfling Carter „Doc“ McCoy. Damit McCoy auf Bewährung entlassen werden kann, macht seine Frau Carol (Ali MacGraw, die man nach den 70ern nie wieder sah) dem korrupten texanischen Politiker Benyon ein Angebot, das er nicht abschlagen kann: McCoy wird Benyon die Hälfte der Beute eines Bankraubs …

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Yojimbo - wrote on 01/30/2012

A career criminal is granted parole by a corrupt politician in exchange for masterminding a bank robbery but when things go awry he and his wife have to make a run for the border with both the cops and their erstwhile partners on their tale. The Getaway is an old school, no-nonsense heist movie that bears all of Peckinpah's trademarks. Despite the presence of McQueen and his effortless cool, it's a very cold-hearted film as he plays such a hard ass it's rather difficult to warm to him and as the plot is little more than a series of shoot outs and car chases there is not much room for in depth characterisation or dialogue. It being Peckinpah, the action is of course brilliantly handled though and it has the tough guy grittiness that is peculiar to thrillers of the 70s such as Dirty Harry …

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