The Getaway

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Released 1972

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Director:
Sam Peckinpah
Released:
1972
Rating:
PG
The Getaway is an action/crime film based on a novel of the same name by "Jim Thompson". It stars Steve McQueen (Doc) and Ali McGraw (Carol) as a husband and wife crime pair who must pull off one last heist to pay off a debt to a corrupt businessman. Starting out in prison, Doc is denied bail until he sends his beautiful wife Carol to a businessman, Jack Benyon (Ben Johnson), who gets him paroled in exchange for a sexual liaison with Doc's Wife. Benyon also requests that the married couple pull off a bank robbery with two henchmen name Rudy and Frank. With double crosses from both sides coming at them, the couple ends up on run from everyone Benyon's henchmen and the officers of the law as they make one last getaway. The Getaway is a heart pounding thrill ride that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

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Action & Adventure

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Thrillers