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The Getaway [Blu-ray] [1972]

  • SKU: 8266128
  • Release Date: 02/27/2007
  • Rating: PG

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features

    • Commentary by Peckinpah biographers/
    • documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
    • "Virtual" Reel 1 commentary by Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw and Sam Peckinpah
    • New featurette Main Title 1M1 Jerry Fielding, Sam Peckinpah and The Getaway
    • Reel 4 bank robbery sequence with alternate Jerry Fielding score
    • Audio-only bonus: alternate Jerry Fielding score
    • Sam Peckinpah movie trailer gallery


    The Getaway
    In Sam Peckinpah's version of Walter Hill's script, from Jim Thompson's novel, an ex-con and his wife go on the lam after a Texas bank heist. Denied parole after four well-behaved years, Doc McCoy (Steve McQueen) sends his wife Carol (Ali MacGraw) to dirty politician Jack Benyon (Ben Johnson) to get him out of prison. Carol secures Doc's freedom, on the condition that he does one more bank job for Benyon. Doc and his accomplices Rudy (Al Lettieri) and Jackson (Bo Hopkins) get the cash, but Doc soon discovers how Rudy intends to keep it all for himself and how Carol convinced Benyon to get him sprung. While Rudy hijacks a veterinarian and his wife (Sally Struthers) to take him to get Doc in El Paso, Doc and Carol make their own embattled way south with the money, threatening to desert each other before reaching a trash dump rapprochement after a harrowing garbage truck episode. All sides converge in El Paso for a shootout, but trust a happily married old-timer (Slim Pickens) to help Doc and Carol have a future. With violence shot in his trademark balletic style, Peckinpah does not hide the damage that Doc can do, whether to a cop car or an enemy. Still, as in such other morally relative outlaw movies as Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Peckinpah's western The Wild Bunch (1969), Doc may be a criminal and killer when necessary, but his and Carol's loyalty to each other elevates them above their crooked milieu. With its non-traditional traditional couple played by the then hot (and notoriously adulterous) stars McQueen and MacGraw, The Getaway was a substantial hit. It was lackadaisically remade with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger in 1994. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Steve McQueen
      Steve McQueen - Doc McCoy
    • Ali MacGraw
      Ali MacGraw - Carol McCoy
    • Ben Johnson
      Ben Johnson - Jack Benyon
    • Sally Struthers
      Sally Struthers - Fran Clinton
    • Al Lettieri
      Al Lettieri - Rudy

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Getaway


      The Getaway is probably my favorite Steve McQueen film and is packed to the limit and beyond with plenty of action. Car chases, firefights and suspence. Ali MacGraw, in real life, was Steve McQueen's wife so it's neat to see them work side by side of each other during the movie. It's definatly worth any price on the shelves and I'm sure anyone would enjoy watching it. But, like all Sam Peckinpah films, there is alot of gory violence especially at the end scene when Steve get's a hold of that scattergun and .45 auto.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Arguably one of steve mcqueen's best films


      This is exactly what you would expect from a Steve McQueen movie. It is about a bank robbery gone wrong and follows McQueen and his wife through the many perils of their escape. It looks great, but the mono audio is pretty bad. If you are a McQueen fan, then you probably already own this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Getaway

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      A recently released prisoner reunites with his girlfriend, but they have to Getaway! It's Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw in a popping action thriller.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      Anything with Steve McQueen is great! I remember this movie from my teens. Still enjoy it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Classic Movie

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      Another great Steve McQueen movie. highly recommended..

      I would recommend this to a friend

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