The Getaway


The Getaway

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A remake of the 1972 film that was based on a novel by Jim Thompson, this movie follows the exploits of a criminal (Alec Baldwin) after his wife (Kim Basinger) manages to get him out of jail by pulling a few strings.


Alec Baldwin
as Doc McCoy
Kim Basinger
as Carol McCoy
Michael Madsen
as Rudy Travis
James Woods
as Jack Benyon
David Morse
as Jim Deer Jackson
Jennifer Tilly
as Fran Carvey
James Stephens
as Harold Carvey
Royce D. Applegate
as Gun Shop Salesman
Scott McKenna
as Red Shirt
Peppi Sanders
as Bookkeeper
Jo Ann Soto
as Woman on Train
Louis Martinez
as Train Station Cop
Maurice Orozco
as Customs Official
George Dobbs
as City Jail Guard
Kenny Endoso
as Sheriff's Van Driver
Don Pulford
as Guard in Counting Room
Phil Allen
as 1st Newscaster
Bill Moseley
as 2nd Newscaster
Debbie Dedo
as 3rd Newscaster
Gary Kirk
as Policeman
Peter Donaldson
as Boy in Cafe
Michele Hawk
as Waitress
Sam Hernandez
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for The Getaway

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (14)

Audience Reviews for The Getaway

  • Feb 07, 2013
    Incredibly trashy but still enjoyable (if pointless) remake of Sam Peckinpah's original. Basinger is awful, Baldwin is serviceable, Woods chews the scenery.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Sep 24, 2011
    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. W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2010
    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. Doc also finds out that Carol has had an affair with Benyon. Carol shoots Benyon and the two flee for Mexico and freedom.
    Martin D Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2009
    The plot had suspense, momentum, some spectacular action, not to mention some steamy sizzle between the two leads Baldwin and Basinger and it held my interest throughout. Very entertaining and I liked Michael Madsen as the "bad guy" and James Woods was creepily sinister as Jack Benyon.
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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