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The Getaway (1972)

Sam Peckinpah, 1972

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The Getaway
Jim Thompson, 1958

The Getaway is a movie directed by Sam Peckinpah in 1972 and based on the book of the same name by Jim Thompson, first published in 1958. The movie features Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri, Slim Pickens, and others.

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The Getaway

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Storyline

Four years into his ten-year sentence for armed robbery, Carter Doc McCoy is denied parole from a Texas prison. When his wife Carol visits him, he tells her to do whatever is necessary to make a deal with Jack Beynon, a corrupt businessman in San Antonio, to free him. Beynon uses his influence and obtains Doc’s parole on the condition that he take part in a bank robbery with two of his henchmen, Rudy and Frank.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Getaway, the 1972 movie by Sam Peckinpah

Year

1972

Minutes

123

Movie Rate

7.40

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Movie

The Getaway

Country: USA

Year: 1972

Length: 2h3m

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Cover of The Getaway, the 1958 book by Jim Thompson

Year

1958

Pages

224

Book Rate

7.86

S: Goodreads

Book

The Getaway

Country: USA

First published in: 1958

Length: 224 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

1994: The Getaway (movie by Roger Donaldson)

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