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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$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. Peckinpah was unhappy with this action and took out a full-page ad in Daily Variety on November 17, 1972, including a letter he had written to Fielding thanking him for his work. See more »

Goofs

The grey mercury driven by carol at the drive-in hits at least one other car head on, yet in later scenes the nose is intact. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Carter 'Doc' McCoy: Punch it, Baby!
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Referenced in Evening Shade: The Getaway (1992) See more »

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The Stars and Stripes Forever
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Music by John Philip Sousa
Played during the parade
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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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