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The Getaway (1994)

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Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up ... See full summary »

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Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he's for sale if Benyon can get him out of prison. Benyon pulls some strings and Doc McCoy is released again. Unfortunately he has to cooperate with the same person that got him to prison. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Choosing between love and money is one thing. Getting away with both is something else See more »


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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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£634,434 (UK) (15 July 1994)
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Burton Gilliam and Slim Pickens (from the original film) appeared together in Blazing Saddles (1974). See more »

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When Doc and Carol exit the hotel, neither is carrying a bag. Doc then drops the bag when he flees. When they encounter the old man with his truck, they have the bag back again. See more »

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[At the Amtrak's Flagstaff station, Carol, putting change into the slot, is about to put the bag of money in a locker when a man arrives]
Red Shirt: [grabs the bag] Let me help you with that.
Carol: No, it's okay.
Red Shirt: No, no. It's a big bag.
[the man puts the bag into the locker, close and locks it]
Red Shirt: [hands Carol the key] There ya go.
Carol: Thank you.
Red Shirt: Glad to help.
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Referenced in Pipas (1994) See more »

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Rare Chemistry Makes This Remake Work... Look At Michael Madson's Hair!
19 February 2010 | by (minneapolis, mn) – See all my reviews

Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger were a married couple when they portrayed the married McCoys in this 1994 remake of the 1972. Their on-screen chemistry is incredible. Any time you get this kind of casting occurrence in a film, it is at least worth checking out. Here it really works.

The thing that distinguishes this Jim Thompson story is the catch-22 Carol McCoy is faced with- and the percussive effect her necessary action has on the McCoy couple- while the tension is ratcheted up to 11- in their non-stop hour-and-a-half getaway throughout the Southwest.

It is a juicy role for a married couple, and Baldwin & Basinger make the most of it. They both are in prime form here and very compelling to watch together.

Besides the McCoys (and Richard Farnsworth), it is a B film. Michael Madson's hair is a real challenge to deal with. At least you can cut out of the Richard Marx end credit song. You have to live with Michael Madson's hair for the whole ride. IMDb rating should be around 7.


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