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The Wild Bunch Overview:

The Wild Bunch (1969) was a Action - Western Film directed by Sam Peckinpah and produced by Phil Feldman and Roy N. Sickner.

The Wild Bunch was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1999.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringJerry FieldingNominated
Best WritingStory by Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner; Screenplay by Walon Green, Sam PeckinpahNominated
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The Wild Bunch (1969)

By Beatrice on Apr 23, 2020 From Flickers in Time

The Wild Bunch Directed by Sam Peckinpah Written by Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, and Roy N. Sickner 1969/US First viewing/Amazon Instant One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This bloody, violent Western holds out little hope for humanity. ?Maybe not the thing for the disgusted during Lockdo... Read full article


The Wild Bunch - Looking Back on Peckinpah's Classic After 50 Years

By Rick29 on Oct 16, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

William Holden in The Wild Bunch. Fifty years ago, two of American cinema's most influential Westerns were released: the revisionist Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch. Neither film staved off the decline of the Western genre, but each impacted Hollywood in signif... Read full article


The Wild Bunch (1969, Sam Peckinpah), the director’s cut

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 15, 2017 From The Stop Button

The Wild Bunch opens with a methodically executed heist slash shootout sequence. Director Peckinpah quickly introduces cast members, partially due to the dramatic plotting, mostly due to Lou Lombardo?s fantastic editing. All juxtaposed with some kids watching ants kill scorpions. The Wild Bunch open... Read full article


The Wild Bunch (1969)

By smumcountry on Jan 21, 2015 From Smum County

January 21, 2015 by smumcounty It?s 1913. A band of outlaws in Texas headed by Pike Bishop (William Holden) are looking to make one more big score so they can retire. To that end they plan the robbery of a railroad office which reportedly has a safe full of silver coins. They manage to ride into tow... Read full article


The Wild Bunch (1969)

By smumcountry on Jan 21, 2015 From Smum County

January 21, 2015 by smumcounty It?s 1913. A band of outlaws in Texas headed by Pike Bishop (William Holden) are looking to make one more big score so they can retire. To that end they plan the robbery of a railroad office which reportedly has a safe full of silver coins. They manage to ride into tow... Read full article


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Quotes from

Pike Bishop: You know what we are then?
Don Jose: Si, the both of you!
Pike Bishop: [laughing] And you!


Pike Bishop: I'd like to make one good score and back off...
Dutch Engstrom: Back off to what?


[first lines]
[indistinct voices]
Rev. Wainscoat: Do not drink wine or strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, least ye shall die. Look not though upon the wine when it is red, and when it bringeth his color in the cup, when it moveth itself aright at the last, it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder. Now folks, that's from the Good Book, but in this here town it's five cents a glass.


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Facts about

According to Harrigan, Thornton is Pike's Judas goat. A Judas goat is an animal trained to lead others into a slaughterhouse. Its life is spared as its 'betrays' its own kind.
"Mapache" means "raccoon", in Spanish.
The climatic gun battle sequence took 12 days to film. The crew nicknamed it the "Battle of Bloody Porch."
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