The Getaway (1994)

The Getaway




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The Getaway, a remake of Sam Peckinpah's excellent escape thriller of the same name, adapted from a story by Jim Thompson, is the story of ill-fated romance on the run. Doc McCoy (Alec Baldwin) is released from a Mexican prison with the help of gangster Jack Benyon (James Woods) who wants Doc's help in the hold-up of a racetrack. With the help of Doc's wife Carol (Kim Basinger), and Jack's thugs Rudy (Michael Madsen) and Frank (Philip Hoffman), the robbery is successful, but a guard is murdered. … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Walter Hill, Amy Jones
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 26, 1998



as Doc McCoy

as Carol McCoy

as Rudy Travis

as Jack Benyon

as Jim Deer Jackson

as Fran Carvey

as Harold Carvey

as Gun Shop Salesman

as Red Shirt

as Bookkeeper

as Woman on Train

as Train Station Cop

as Customs Official

as City Jail Guard

as Sheriff's Van Driver

as Guard in Counting Ro...

as 1st Newscaster

as 2nd Newscaster

as 3rd Newscaster

as Policeman

as Boy in Cafe

as Waitress

as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for The Getaway

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (10)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 11, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A scene for scene remake that's still great fun. Odds are you won't be moved or enlightened, but you'll never be bored.

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for The Getaway

Cool criminals cavort capriciously in this casual entertainment effort that's concerned about how cool everything looks and not about the complexity. Still fun.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


A good action packed film with an array of well known actors. It has some great shootouts, stunts and steamy scenes with Kim Basinger! For some reason you can't get this on DVD region 2 so managed to catch it on TV. A good blast from the past enjoyable old school action film.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

a) Because Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw didn't get it right? b) Because MacGraw wasn't blonde enough? c) Because David Morse is a great actor who deserves to be in every movie possible? d) Because Richard Farnsworth and Slim Pickens both played the same role well? The correct answer is d.

Lanning : )

Super Reviewer

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