Wild Bunch (1969)

Wild Bunch (1969)

William Holden
Director: Sam Peckinpah Cast: William Holden
William Holden
, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
, Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
Sam Peckinpah

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Overview

"If they move, kill 'em!" Beginning and ending with two of the bloodiest battles in screen history, Sam Peckinpah's classic revisionist Western ruthlessly takes apart the myths of the West. Released in the late '60s discord over Vietnam, in the wake of the controversial Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and the brutal "spaghetti westerns" of Sergio Leone, The Wild Bunch polarized critics and audiences over its ferocious bloodshed. One side hailed it as a classic appropriately pitched to the violence and nihilism of the times, while the other reviled it as depraved. After a failed payroll robbery, the outlaw Bunch, led by aging Pike Bishop (William Holden) and including Dutch (Ernest Borgnine), Angel (Jaime Sanchez), and Lyle and Tector Gorch (Warren Oates and Ben Johnson), heads for Mexico pursued by the gang of Pike's friend-turned-nemesis Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). Ultimately caught between the corruption of railroad fat cat Harrigan (Albert Dekker) and federale general Mapache (Emilio Fernandez), and without a frontier for escape, the Bunch opts for a final Pyrrhic victory, striding purposefully to confront Mapache and avenge their friend Angel.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2007
UPC: 0085391142669
Original Release: 1969
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:25:00
Sales rank: 5,367

Special Features

Commentary by Peckinpah Biographers/Documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle; Additonal Scenes; 3 Documentaries: Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade, 1996 Oscar Nominee The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage, Excerpt From a Simple Adventure Story: Sam Peckinpah, Mexico and the Wild Bunch, a Documentary Film by Nick Redman; Peckinpah Movie Trailer Gallery.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Holden Pike
Ernest Borgnine Dutch
Robert Ryan Thornton
Edmond O'Brien Sykes
Warren Oates Lyle Gorch
Jaime Sanchez Angel
Ben Johnson Tector Gorch
Emilio Fernandez Mapache
Strother Martin Coffer
L.Q. Jones T.C.
Albert Dekker Harrigan
Bo Hopkins Crazy Lee
Dub Taylor Wainscoat
Paul Harper Ross
Jorge Russek Lt. Zamorra
Alfonso Arau Herrera
Chano Urueta Don José
Elsa Cardenas Elsa
Bill Hart Jess
Rayford Barnes Buck
Sonia Amelio Teresa
Aurora Clavel Aurora
Enrique Lucero Ignacio
Rene Dupeyron Juan
Pedro Galvan Benson
Fernando Wagner Mohr
Margarito Luna Luna

Technical Credits
Sam Peckinpah Director,Screenwriter
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Edward Carrere Art Director
Clifford C. Coleman Asst. Director
William Faralla Production Manager
Phil Feldman Producer
Jerry Fielding Score Composer
Fred Gammon Asst. Director
Walon Green Original Story,Screenwriter
Albert S. Greenway Makeup
Bud Hulburd Special Effects
Lou Lombardo Editor
Roy N. Sickner Original Story
Jack Williams Stunts

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