THE GETAWAY (Theatrical Release USA 1972)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

The Getaway
reminds audiences of why Actor Steve McQueen was such a popular actor. The tension, the action, the purposefulness of the film stand in place. The supporting cast—Ben Johnson, Al Silvestri, Slim Pickens, and Jack Dodson—once again remind audiences of the terrific directing skills of Sam Peckinpah in this very well told story. It performs as a book that cannot easily be laid aside without finishing it.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A bank heist gone wrong forces a man/wife team to flee for the Mexican border.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sam Peckinpah for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Mitchell Brower and David Foster for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Doc McCoy (Steve McQueen), Carol McCoy (Ali MacGraw), Jack Beynon (Ben Johnson), Fran Clinton (Sally Struthers), Rudy Butler (Al Lettieri), Cowboy (Slim Pickens), The Thief (Richard Bright), Harold Clinton (Jack Dodson), and Laughlin (Dub Taylor).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Well-crafted and artfully constructed, it’s a great watch.

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