The Getaway (1994)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  11 February 1994 (USA)
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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 <>

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A dangerous deal. A double cross. And the ultimate set up is yet to come. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Getaway  »

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Box Office


£634,434 (UK) (15 July 1994)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


James Woods and Alec Baldwin also play opposite sides in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). See more »


When the police cars are chasing Doc and Carol after they have robbed the gun store. One of the police car tips over and you can see the log, used by stuntman to turn cars over, rolling down the road. See more »


Doc: You were supposed to make a deal with him, not fuck his brains out!
Carol: The deal wasn't good enough!
Doc: Then you should have walked away.
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Features Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) See more »


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Written and Performed by Richard Marx
Published by CHI-BOY MUSIC
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User Reviews

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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