The Getaway (1972) – A recently released ex-convict and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes wrong.

Director: Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs)

Writer: Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48 Hrs.)

Release Date: December 13, 1972

Domestic Box Office: $36 million

The Getaway (1972)

Top 5 Cast:

  • Steve McQueen as Carter “Doc” McCoy
  • Ali MacGraw as Carol McCoy
  • Ben Johnson as Jack Benyon
  • Al Lettieri as Rudy “The Swede” Udo
  • Sally Struthers as Fran

“You can’t win.” – Carter “Doc” McCoy

Critical Reviews:

  • “A classic crime thriller with great performances from McQueen and MacGraw.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
  • “A stylish and suspenseful film that is sure to please fans of the crime genre.” – The New York Times
  • “A well-made and exciting film that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” – Variety
  • “A must-see for any fan of Steve McQueen or Ali MacGraw.” – The Hollywood Reporter
  • “A classic film that has stood the test of time.” – Rolling Stone

Cinematic Importance: The Getaway (1972) is an important film for a number of reasons. First, it was one of the first films to successfully blend the genres of crime thriller and road movie. Second, the film’s stylish visuals and suspenseful plot helped to establish Sam Peckinpah as a major director. Third, the film’s performances from Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw helped to solidify their status as Hollywood stars.

Overall, The Getaway is a classic crime thriller that is still as exciting and suspenseful today as it was when it was first released. It is a must-see for any fan of the crime genre or classic Hollywood cinema.

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