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The Getaway (1994)



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Movie Info

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.

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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 (23) | Top Critics (5)

The Getaway is a particularly nasty and mean-spirited action picture, with the dramatic depth of an arcade game.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

[A] rancid waste of time.

May 11, 2021 | Full Review…

Well-paced at the start, approaching commonplace heist scenarios with just enough uncertainty and freshness to create tension-filled unpredictability.

September 12, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

A scene for scene remake that's still great fun. Odds are you won't be moved or enlightened, but you'll never be bored.

October 8, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

Only fair remake of the classic.

December 18, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

so-so but serviceable remake of the Steve Mcqueen classic, with a fairly exciting shoot-em-up at the end.

March 21, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for The Getaway

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. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


A good action packed film with an array of well known actors. It has some great shootouts, stunts and steamy scenes with Kim Basinger! For some reason you can't get this on DVD region 2 so managed to catch it on TV. A good blast from the past enjoyable old school action film.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

a) Because Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw didn't get it right?

b) Because MacGraw wasn't blonde enough?

c) Because David Morse is a great actor who deserves to be in every movie possible?

d) Because Richard Farnsworth and Slim Pickens both played the same role well?

The correct answer is d.

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