Getaway, The (1972)
Front Cover Actor
Steve McQueen Carter 'Doc' McCoy
Ali MacGraw Carol Ainsley McCoy
Ben Johnson Jack Beynon
Sally Struthers Fran Clinton
Al Lettieri Rudy Butler
Slim Pickens Cowboy
Richard Bright Thief at railway station
Jack Dodson Harold Clinton
Dub Taylor Laughlin
Bo Hopkins Frank Jackson
Roy Jensen
Movie Details
Genre Action; Crime; Drama; Thriller
Director Sam Peckinpah
Producer Mitchell Brower; David Foster; Gordon T. Dawson
Writer Jim Thompson; Walter Hill
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO; Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 2 hr 2 mins
Country USA
Color Color
It's better than the 1994 remake starring Kim Basinger and husband Alec Baldwin, but this 1972 thriller relies too heavily on the low-key star power of Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw, and the stylish violence of director Sam Peckinpah, reduced here to a mechanical echo of his former glory. McQueen plays a bank robber whose wife (MacGraw) makes a deal with a Texas politician to have her husband released from prison in return for a percentage from their next big heist. But when the plan goes sour, the couple must flee to Mexico as fast as they can, with a variety of gun-wielding thugs on their trail. MacGraw was duly skewered at the time for her dubious acting ability, but the film still has a raw, unglamorous quality that lends a timeless spin to the familiar crooks-on-the-lam scenario. As always, Peckinpah rises to the occasion with some audacious scenes of action and suspense, including a memorable chase on a train that still grabs the viewer's attention. Not a great film, but a must for McQueen and Peckinpah fans. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
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Index 1548
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/8/05
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition (Deluxe Edition)
Format DVD
Region Region 1; Region 2
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Widescreen (16:9, Anamorphic)
UPC 012569693876
Release Date 5/31/05
Subtitles English; French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital Mono [English]
Dolby Digital Mono [French]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen