The Getaway

Dir: Sam Peckinpah
Cast: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson
123mins   1972   US   18   English   

With an introduction by Robert Senior

After being denied parole four years into a ten year prison sentence, and unable to endure life inside, career criminal Carter "Doc" McCoy (Steve McQueen) seeks help from his loyal wife Carol (Ali MacGraw) to help arrange his release, though it comes at a price - having to arrange and execute a bank robbery to steal $750,000. The two plan to escape to Mexico together after the job is done - though with a number of unpredictable elements in place, things don't run as smoothly as expected.

Part of the Bloody Valentine: Lovers on the Run season


Tue 19 February