The Getaway Movie Review 1972

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McQueen plays a thief released on a parole arranged by his wife (McGraw) only to find out a corrupt politician wants him to rob a bank. After the successful holdup, McQueen finds out his cohorts are in the politician's pocket and trying to doublecross him. McQueen and McGraw are forced into a feverish chase across Texas to the Mexican border, pursued by the politician's henchmen and the state police. Completely amoral depiction of crime and violence with McQueen taciturn as always and McGraw again showing a complete lack of acting skills. Based on a novel by Jim Thompson. McQueen and McGraw had a romance during filming and later married. Remade in 1993.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Lovers on the Lam, Heists, Romantic Triangles, Books to Film: Jim Thompson
Walter Hill
Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri, Slim Pickens, Jack Dodson, Dub Taylor, Bo Hopkins
Lucien Ballard
Sam Peckinpah
Quincy Jones
Warner Bros.

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