The Wild Bunch

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(out of 5)


Sam Peckinpah’s ultraviolent western melodrama became a guiding point for which action films of the future would compare themselves to. stars as the leader of a band of fugitive lawbreakers who decide to stage one last job before wandering off into the sunset with their loot. Unfortunately, their proposed robbery is hijacked and they have to take a trip to Mexico for a new deal. plays the former member of their team who was caught by the law and is being forced to help the police track the bunch down. Bloody shoot-outs, crazy gunfights and drunken brawls are all over the place, beautifully controlled by the intelligent writing and Peckinpah’s dead-on direction. One of the greatest westerns made since The Searchers.


Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

USA, 1969

Directed by

Story by , , Screenplay by Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Academy Award Nominations
Best Music (Original Score–for a motion picture [not a musical]) (Jerry Fielding)
Best Writing (Story and Screenplay–based on material not previously published or produced) (Story by Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner; Screenplay by Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah

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