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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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Trivia

Sam Peckinpah originally wanted Jack Palance to play the role of Rudy Butler but could not afford his salary. See more »

Goofs

The call letters for the El Paso radio station Doc is listening to are 'WHIL'. Being west of the Mississippi those call letters should start with 'K'. If it was a radio station from Mexico the call letters should've started with an 'X'. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Carter 'Doc' McCoy: Punch it, Baby!
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Referenced in Ally McBeal: The Getaway (2001) See more »

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An Old Fashioned Love Song
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Written by Paul Williams
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Who needs Baldwin/Basinger when you've got McQueen/McGraw??
1 January 1999 | by (kansas) – See all my reviews

Steve McQueen was one of the most naturally talented actors to come along, and this movie, along with 'The Sand Pebbles', is one of my favorite McQueen movies. Ali McGraw is excellent (much better here, as compared to that sappy role she had in 'Love Story') as his on-screen wife, a team which is used to rob a bank but is double crossed by the insiders who stand to profit from the robbery. Sally Struthers even turns in a credible performance as someone exhibiting what will later be coined as the "Stockholm Syndrome", and the late Al Lettieri is great as one of their pursuers.

A far better movie than the 1994 remake.


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