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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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Storyline

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 film's original score was composed by frequent Sam Peckinpah collaborator Jerry Fielding, but was replaced, at Steve McQueen's insistence, with the lighter, jazzier film score by Quincy Jones, shortly before the film's release. See more »

Goofs

When Doc finds he can't shoot Rudy after knocking him out in the hotel, he unloads the gun and drops it next him. Later on during the shootout Rudy awakens, grabs his gun, and flips the empty cylinder shut without reloading it. But when he comes out the window to shoot at Doc, his gun is miraculously reloaded. See more »

Quotes

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An Old Fashioned Love Song
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A gritty action flick!
5 February 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

What more can be said of a movie directed by Sam Peckinpah? Blood...guts...guns...bad guys...pretty dames...a love story...piles and piles of cash. Yes sir, "The Getaway" is a fantastic action movie. And it's got the best film star of them all -- Steve McQueen. Don't get me wrong. This film isn't just a lot of shooting and killing. It's got a story. And it's got characters. (Two things you don't get much of these days.) So don't bother renting that tepid remake they did a few years ago...see the original and the best!


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