- Rated: R
- Run Time: 3 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 15, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
THE GETAWAY (1972): After the rugged rodeo drama JUNIOR BONNER, the impetuous Sam Peckinpah reteamed with Steve McQueen for this down-and-dirty heist picture. McQueen stars with his soon-to-be real-life bride Ali McGraw (with whom he fell in love during the film's production) as the beautiful, but dangerous, married couple Doc and Carol McCoy. After being released from prison--for reasons Doc would rather not acknowledge--Doc shacks up in a hotel with Carol to plot a small-town bank robbery. Of course, the heist doesn't go as smoothly as planned, resulting in an action-packed journey that sends the lovers on a reckless romp through the beautiful Texas landscape. The chemistry between the incomparably cool McQueen and the magnetic McGraw also confirms THE GETAWAY's status as a defining film of the genre.
THE GETAWAY (1994): Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger star in this remake of the 1971 film based on Jim Thompson's novel. A woman sleeps with a sleazy gangster to get her bankrobber husband out of jail, promising to do another bank job for him. When they are double-crossed, they flee the mob and the cops while questioning their own loyalty to each other. The unrated version includes a steamier scene between Basinger and Baldwin.