The Getaway script
The Getaway (1972)
Synopsis: The Getaway is a 1972 American neo-noir action crime film based on the novel of the same name by Jim Thompson. The film was directed by Sam Peckinpah from an adapted screenplay by Walter Hill, and stars Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. The film centers on two outlaws Carter "Doc" McCoy and his wife Carol McCoy on the run due to a successful yet complicated bank heist organized by crooked businessman Jack Beynon. The cast also features Ben Johnson, Al Lettieri, Sally Struthers, Jack Dodson, and Slim Pickens. The film marks the second collaboration between McQueen and Peckinpah after Junior Bonner also released the same year.

Walter Hill

Walter Hill (born January 10, 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is widely known for his action films and revival of the Western genre. He has directed such films as The Warriors, Hard Times, The Driver, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs. and its sequel Another 48 Hrs., Red Heat, Last Man Standing, Undisputed, and Bullet to the Head, as well as writing the Steve McQueen crime drama The Getaway. He has also directed several episodes of television series such as Tales from the Crypt and Deadwood and produced the Alien films. more…

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