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Sat-Sun, Sep 2-3


  • Dir. Sam Peckinpah
  • USA
  • 1972
  • 122 min.
  • R
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Weekend Classics: Lovers on the Lam

When convict Doc McCoy (Steve McQueen) is refused parole, he enlists his wife Carol (Ali MacGraw), to strike a deal with crooked Texan Jack Benyon (Ben Johnson), who agrees to pull strings for Doc in return for his help on one last bank heist. The job is a success, but Benyon’s men betray Doc, and he and Carol have to take off across Texas with the money — running from both the law and other criminals, and aiming to get to Mexico without getting killed or caught.

Featuring a score by Quincy Jones and appearances from Slim Pickens, Al Lettieri and Sally Struthers, this gripping and bloody action-thriller from genre maestro Sam Peckinpah never takes its foot off the pedal.

“Sam Peckinpah’s newest film is just a good old-fashioned totally absorbing caper movie… It’s fast, furious, full of shoot-outs and car chases, lovely little side-forays into suspense and irony, and tidbits of genuine humor.” —Texas Monthly (Feb 1973)