The Getaway (1972)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Screenplay: Walter Hill
Stars: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri, Slim Pickens, Dub Taylor, Jack Dodson and Bo Hopkins.
The Pitch: “Hey, Steve McQueen wants to star in an adaptation Jim Thompson’s The Getaway directed by Sam Peckinpah!”
Tagline: They’re Hot – McQueen/MacGraw
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
An ex-con (McQueen) and his wife are on the run after a bank robbery double-cross.
I saw this when I was 14 years old and it left an impression. How could it not? McQueen backed by a great cast, a Walter Hill adaptation of Jim Thompson’s novel and directed by Sam Peckinpah! It holds up. If you like crime stories then this one is for you!