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Getaway, The (BD)]]>
It's better than the 1994 remake starring Kim Basinger and husband Alec Baldwin, but this 1972 thriller relies too heavily on the low-key star power of Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw, and the stylish violence of director Sam Peckinpah, reduced here to a mechanical echo of his former glory. McQueen plays a bank robber whose wife (MacGraw) makes a deal with a Texas politician to have her husband released from prison in return for a percentage from their next big heist. But when the plan goes sour, the couple must flee to Mexico as fast as they can, with a variety of gun-wielding thugs on their trail. MacGraw was duly skewered at the time for her dubious acting ability, but the film still has a raw, unglamorous quality that lends a timeless spin to the familiar crooks-on-the-lam scenario. As always, Peckinpah rises to the occasion with some audacious scenes of action and suspense, including a memorable chase on a train that still grabs the viewer's attention. Not a great film, but a must for McQueen and Peckinpah fans. --Jeff Shannon
Great movie. Steve McQueen plays his role well. Sure it's not the slick special effects we have now but it has a STORY. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Brad Clovning
this movie makes the remake with Alec Baldwin look like a cartoonPublished 8 days ago by david w shannon
Original and so much better than the re-make!!!
Great supporting cast.
Steve McQueen at his best!
If you're a fan of director Sam Peckinpah or actor Steve McQueen, I guess you would want to see this. But it was decidedly not my cup of tea. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Dave K.
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YES! just looked why my disc is the same! You're the only one I see mention online about it. Did you ask Amazon? I kinda want to return it, but like you said the movie plays fine. Just a pain to access anything and no idea if a replacement would be any differnt.
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