The Getaway is a 1972 American action-crime film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw.
The film is based on a novel by Jim Thompson, with the screenplay written by Walter Hill. A box office hit earning US$26 million at the theaters, the film was one of the most financially successful productions of Peckinpah's and McQueen's careers.
It was remade in 1994 starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.
The opening scenes show Carter "Doc" McCoy (McQueen) in a Texas prison where he loses a game of chess (hinting at a general tendency to make bad moves). On being denied parole from a 10-year sentence, McCoy sends his wife Carol (MacGraw) to make a deal with Jack Benyon (Ben Johnson), a corrupt businessman, telling her to agree to the terms whatever they may be. Benyon manages to get Doc paroled on the condition that he organizes the robbery of a bank with men Benyon personally selects: Rudy (Al Lettieri) and Frank (Bo Hopkins).
McCoy makes meticulous plans, but...