After being released from prison with the help of a corrupt businessman, an ex-convict must return the favor by doing one last bank heist together with his beautiful wife. A classic neo-noir action with superb direction from Sam Peckinpah.
The couple’s relationship (Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw) is a back story to a twisted and interesting heist plot. Great timing, well executed and limited action sequences and a distinct atmosphere set this film apart from many others. Great use of setting (Rural Texas desert). Based on the novel of the same name by Jim Thompson. Music by Quincy Jones.
The Getaway Cast: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri, Dub Taylor, Bo Hopkins, Slim Pickens