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The Getaway

The Getaway(1972)

Remind Me

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  • The orange Volkswagen Beetle that Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw pass as they flee town after the bank heist is driven by James Garner. Garner had been visiting a friend on the shoot and was hired for his vehicular skills by stunt vet Carey Loftin.
  • Shot almost entirely in sequence.
  • For this film, Ali McGraw learned how to fire a gun and how to drive a car.
  • The radio station playing at the drive-in restaurant is WHIL, an obvious reference to scriptwriter 'Hill, Walter' .
  • The movie was supposed be directed by Peter Bogdanovich and star Cybill Shepherd, his girlfriend at the time. When Shepherd was replaced by Ali MacGraw. Bogdanovich left the project and was replaced with Sam Peckinpah.

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