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.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Action
- Run Time: 115min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/15/1994
- DVD Release Date: 05/27/1998
- Themes: Bank Robbery,Crime Gone Awry,One Last Heist,Lovers on the Lam
- Tone: Cynical,Rousing,Tense,Visceral
love, prison, robbery, bank-robbery, on-the-run, rescue, sacrifice
- Language: English