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The Getaway

Released 1972
Distributor National General Pictures

Steve McQueen romances Ali MacGraw out from underneath b.f. Robert Evans’ watchful eye. We at TFH aren’t against remakes–some of our favorite movies are remakes– but the 1992 redo of Walter Hill’s screenplay from a Jim Thompson novel found it hard to top this 1972 original. One of director Sam Peckinpah’s smoothest (and some say most impersonal) productions, this is still a darn good thriller.

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About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories. They created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, the Emmy, the PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame. Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque. He is also a Governor for writers branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.