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The Getaway (1972)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Nov 18, 1997

Budget $3,352,254

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Running Time
2 hours, 2 minutes

Country USA

Studio First Artists, National General Pictures

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• The Getaway
• Getaway (1973)

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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama, Thieves, Suspense, Love, Prison, Capers, Gangsters, Infidelity, Police, On The Road

Tagline: It takes two to make it ......... The big two.

Plot: McQueen and McGraw star as husband & wife bank robbers who do their best to elude the Texas police after a botched heist. Remade in a less compelling version in 1994, Peckinpah keeps this one fast and furious. The story is based on a Jim Thompson novel and features music by Quincy Jones.

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 Directed by
Sam Peckinpah
The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, Cross of Iron
 Written by
Walter Hill
The Getaway, The Mackintosh Man, The Thief Who Came to Dinner
Jim Thompson
The Killing, The Grifters, The Getaway
Steve McQueen
The Great Escape, Papillon, The Magnificent Seven
Ali MacGraw
Love Story, The Kid Stays In the Picture, Convoy
Ben Johnson
The Wild Bunch, Red Dawn, Shane
Sally Struthers
Five Easy Pieces, Baadasssss!, Out of the Black
Al Lettieri
The Godfather, Mr. Majestyk, McQ
Slim Pickens
Dr. Strangelove, Blazing Saddles, The Black Hole
Richard Bright
The Godfather: Part II, Once Upon a Time in America, The Godfather: Part III
 Music By
Quincy Jones
Get Rich or Die Tryin', In the Heat of the Night, The Italian Job

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Carlito's Way (1993)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Goodfellas (1990)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

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