The Getaway

directed by Sam Peckinpah
Category: "Action/Adventure"
Year of Release:1972
Date Added:04/11/2008
Date Watched:05/13/2007
Description:Steve McQueen is Doc McCoy, a bank robber. His wife Carol (Ali MacGraw) gets him out of jail by sleeping with the local politician. The same politician blackmails McCoy into robbing one last bank. Doc gets the money, but his accomplices double-cross him. He escapes with Carol. They make for the Mexican border, chased by the police, one of his accomplices and the politician's henchmen. After a huge shoot-out in an old hotel in El Paso, Doc and Carol make it across the border with the help of a kindly junkman (Slim Pickens).
My Rating:7

Reviews for The Getaway

Review - Getaway, The

Suspenseful, and it makes you root for Doc and Carol even though they're thieves and kill a whole bunch of people. Ali MacGraw was pretty, but hardly seemed the cold-blooded type she was supposed to be playing.
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