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The Wild Bunch

Cast

William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien View All


Crew

Walon Green (Screenplay), Sam Peckinpah (Screenplay), Sam Peckinpah (Director) View All

Release: Jun. 17th, 1969
Runtime: 2 hours, 25 minutes
Aging outlaw, Pike Bishop prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, Dutch Engstrom and brothers Lyle and Tector Gorch, Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by a former partner, Deke Thornton. As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them—resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.
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Holden Pike
Why The Wild Bunch is immortal to me is not because of the celebrated/condemned violence, but due to its poetic odes to friendship, honor, and the futility of outrunning progress, all wrapped in an adventure story about laughing outlaws, daring robberies, and messy gunfights that helps to shatter ma....
Iroquois
The Bunch are the type of protagonists that only seem heroic by default due to how horrible everyone else is (with the possible exception of Deke); Angel is the closest the film gets to having a wholly sympathetic character due to his wishing to save the people of his village from Mapache but that d....
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