The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch

Early twenty-first century, just before the First World War, the traditional American West seems to be slowly dying. Among the last citizens of an era of cruelty, indifference towards human life and overall lawlessness in death throes, there is a group of outlaws known as “the wild bunch.” After a failed robbery at the offices of a railway station, the gang heads out to Mexico for one last “job.” Ending up in a small Mexican city that is run exclusively by a corrupted general officer, the outlaws will confront their numerous enemies, in a proudly suicidal bullet ballet, inviting death to an ultimate grandiose dance of violence and destruction.

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Direction: Sam Peckinpah
Script: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner
Cinematography: Lucien Ballard
Editing: Lou Lombardo
Sound: Robert J. Miller
Music: Jerry Fielding
Actors: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates
Production: Warner Bros./Seven Arts
Producers: Phil Feldman, Roy N. Sickner
Costumes: Gordon T. Dawson
Make Up: Al Greenway, Keester Sweeney
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 1969
Duration: 145'
Contact: Park Circus

Sam Peckinpah

Sam Peckinpah was an American film director and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch. He was known for the visually innovative and explicit depiction of action and violence as well as his revisionist approach to the Western genre.

Filmography

1969 The Wild Bunch
1970 The Ballad of Cable Hogue
1971 Straw Dogs
1972 Junior Bonner
1972 The Getaway
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
1975 The Killer Elite
1977 Cross of Iron
1978 Convoy
1983 The Osterman Weekend