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Now and Then: 'The Getaway' and 'Drive,' Heist Films with Art House Roots

IndieWire - To call "The Getaway" (1972) a heist flick is like calling "Jaws" a film about fish: technically speaking you'd be right, but you'd also be missing the point entirely. Sam Peckinpah's Steve McQueen/Ali MacGraw vehicle is a tough, mean, innovative picture in which "getting away" has to do with a lot more than not getting arrested.

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alycakes3416d ago

Steve McQueen was the best! The Getaway...was the best! Put him in anything with wheels and he was awesome......Bullet, The Great Escape, Le Mans....

You could also include the Thomas Crown Affair in that because if the heist isn't just about not getting arrested Steve McQueen also did that in this film. It was about how you played the game and got away with it.