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This article is about the 1972 film with Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. For the video game of the same title, see The Getaway (video game).
The Getaway (1972) is a dramatic crime movie about a man seeking to avenge his double-crossing business partner. Starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw, Jim Thompson wrote the novel on which the film is based; Walter Hill wrote the screenplay and Sam Peckinpah directed the film.
"Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich 'business'-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he's for sale if Benyon can get him out of prison. Benyon pulls some strings and Doc McCoy is released again. Unfortunately he has to cooperate with the same person that got him to prison."
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