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Director:
Writers:
Walter Hill (screenplay)
Jim Thompson (novel)
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Release Date:
13 December 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They're Hot - McQueen/MacGraw See more »
Plot:
A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
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The Butler Did It See more (122 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve McQueen ... Doc McCoy

Ali MacGraw ... Carol McCoy

Ben Johnson ... Jack Beynon

Sally Struthers ... Fran Clinton

Al Lettieri ... Rudy Butler

Slim Pickens ... Cowboy
Richard Bright ... The Thief

Jack Dodson ... Harold Clinton

Dub Taylor ... Laughlin

Bo Hopkins ... Frank Jackson

Roy Jenson ... Cully
John Bryson ... The Accountant

Bill Hart ... Swain
Tom Runyon ... Hayhoe
Whitney Jones ... The Soldier
Raymond King ... Boy on the Train
Ivan Thomas ... Boy on the Train
C.W. White ... Boy's Mother
Brenda W. King ... Boy's Mother
W. Dee Kutach ... Parole Board Chairman
Brick Lowry ... Parole Board Commissioner
Martin Colley ... McCoy's Lawyer
O.S. Savage ... Field Captain
Dick Crockett ... Bank Guard
A.L. Camp ... Hardware Store Owner
Bob Veal ... TV Shop Proprietor
Bruce Bissonette ... Sporting Goods Salesman
Maggie Gonzalez ... Carhop
Jim Kannon ... Cannon
Doug Dudley ... Max
Stacy Newton ... Stacy
Tommy Bush ... Cowboy's Helper (as Tom Bush)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Mazzola ... Car Hop #1 (uncredited)

Hal Smith ... Various Radio Announcers (uncredited)
Tommy Splittgerber ... Train Station Ticket Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Peckinpah 
 
Writing credits
Walter Hill (screenplay)

Jim Thompson (novel)

Produced by
Mitchell Brower .... producer
Gordon T. Dawson .... associate producer
David Foster .... producer
 
Original Music by
Quincy Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Wolfe  (as Robert Wolfe)
 
Casting by
Patricia Mock 
 
Art Direction by
Angelo P. Graham  (as Angelo Graham)
Ted Haworth 
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist (as Kathy Blondell)
Al Fleming .... makeup artist
Jack Petty .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Don Guest .... production manager (as Donald Guest)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... assistant director
Gordon T. Dawson .... second unit director
Ron Wright .... assistant director
Lorin Bennett Salob .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Chalo González .... assistant property master (as Chalo Gonzalez)
Les Hallett .... assistant property master
Robert J. Visciglia Sr. .... property master (as Robert J. Visciglia)
Jarrell Jay Knowles .... props (uncredited)
Wes Webb .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Colgan .... sound editor (as Mike Colgan)
Garth Craven .... sound consultant
Michael J. Kohut .... boom operator (as Michael Kohut)
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer
Josef von Stroheim .... sound editor (as Joe von Stroheim)
Charles M. Wilborn .... sound mixer
Walter A. Gest .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bud Hulburd .... special effects
 
Stunts
Gary Combs .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Crockett .... stunts (uncredited)
Donna Garrett .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hart .... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunt double: Steve McQueen (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gaylin P. Schultz .... key grip
Mel Traxel .... still photographer
Harry Young .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kent James .... costumer: men
Barbara Siebert .... costumer: women
Ray Summers .... costume supervisor
James M. George .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mike Klein .... assistant film editor
Bill Lindemann .... assistant film editor (as William G. Lindemann)
Roger Spottiswoode .... editorial consultant
 
Music Department
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor (as Dan Carlin)
Don Elliott .... musical voices
Toots Thielemans .... musician: harmonica solos
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joan Arnold .... production secretary
Joie Gould .... assistant to producer
Katherine Haber .... dialogue director (as Katy Haber)
Michael Preece .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Warren Skaaren .... thanks: executive director, Texas Film Commission
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
122 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Norway:18 (uncut) | Norway:16 (cut) (1973) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 (uncut) (1998) | Sweden:15 (cut) (1973) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (re-rating, uncut) | USA:PG (cut) | West Germany:18 (nf)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sam Peckinpah originally wanted Jack Palance to play the role of Rudy Butler but could not afford his salary.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the final shootout scene with Rudy in the hotel we see Rudy's pistol alternate between the 6 inch barreled .357 Magnum Colt Python he has used throughout the film up to this point and a 6 inch barreled .357 Magnum Colt Trooper. The most obvious difference between the two handguns is the full length rib beneath the barrel. This is noticeably absent on the Colt Trooper. Rudy changes between the guns from shot to shot.See more »
Quotes:
Jack Beynon:You run the job, but I run the show.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Then She Found Me (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Stars and Stripes ForeverSee more »

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28 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
The Butler Did It, 21 October 2003
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

I`ve never been a fan of the heist genre since they always play out in an entirely formulaic way of having a plan , carrying out the plan and having a double cross at the end . THE GETAWAY is not all that different structure wise but what sets it apart from most movies in the genre is that it`s superbly directed by Sam Peckinpah . From the opening of Doc McCoy suffering hard prison time and having erotic musings about his wife ( Can`t say I blame him either ) you just know this is going to be a great film .

Once again Peckinpah uses his unique cross cutting in slo mo between scenes but that`s not the only reason this is a great thriller , it`s also down to the cast . Okay maybe McQueen and McGraw don`t make an entirely convincing on screen couple but compare this to the husband and wife of STRAW DOGS . The one problem Peckinpah seems to have had in his movies is casting convincing on screen couples , is it any coincidence that his best movies like THE WILD BUNCH and CROSS OF IRON have been mainly female free ? Peckinpah also casts Ben Johnson and Bo Hopkins on a regular basis and they both appear here , Johnson plays an oily creep while Hopkins appears very briefly . Without doubt the best casting choice is the late Al Lettieri as Rudy Butler . Lettieri is the sort of actor who exudes menace just by breathing , he doesn`t have to say anything to make you tremble in your boots , he just has to look at you and you know it`s not going to be your day . Who`d be a vet after seeing this movie .

If you`ve seen this classic thriller please don`t watch the 1990s remake because it`s utter crap . If you want to see Al Lettieri at his very best check out MR MAJESTYCK where he slaughters hundreds of defenceless watermelons

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