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The Getaway (1972)

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A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

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Doc McCoy has been granted parole. The catch is that Sheriff Beynon expects a small favor from McCoy for his generosity: robbing another bank! Beynon does not really intend to let McCoy walk away after the heist and neither does co-robber Rudy Butler, but stopping Doc proves a trifle difficult. Written by Stefan Kahrs <smk@dcs.ed.ac.uk>

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13 December 1972 (USA)  »

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$3,352,254 (estimated)

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$26,987,155 (USA)
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The movie was supposed be directed by Peter Bogdanovich and star Cybill Shepherd, his girlfriend at the time. When Shepherd was replaced by Ali MacGraw. Bogdanovich left the project and was replaced with Sam Peckinpah. MacGraw then fell in love with costar Steve McQueen and broke up with her husband, Paramount production executive Robert Evans. See more »

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During the bank robbery, the same couple walks past the main entrance twice. See more »

Quotes

Carter 'Doc' McCoy: If you're trying to get me back in Huntsville, you're going about it the right way.
Carol Ainsley McCoy: Well I just wouldn't worry about that Doc, becasue I can always get you out, you know I can screw every prison official in Texas if I have to!
Carter 'Doc' McCoy: Texas is a big state.
Carol Ainsley McCoy: I can handle it.
Carter 'Doc' McCoy: Yeah, I bet you can.
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A Good Song
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Bloody, exciting, and amazing on all accounts
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Steve McQueen, the number one bad ass of his time (aside from Clint Eastwood of course). So what's wrong with rooting for the bad guy? This movie seems almost flawless with its excellently executed car chases, it's suspenseful and exciting shoot-outs, and its riveting emotional sequences. Both McGraw and McQueen make this movie well worth the experience. While it is a violent movie (especially for the year it was released!) its moments of comic relief and even serenity make this movie worthy of any moral person's eyes.

Without spoiling the movie, just imagine Bonnie and Clyde with the greatest action/adventure experience ever. And to think it was over a measley $500,000... Of course, they were being chased for $750,000.

9/10 for an adventure close to perfection.


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