The Wild Bunch (1969)

The Wild Bunch (44:37)

Wild Bunch, The

Sam Peckinpah’s only AFI film is another 1960’s game-changer, this time on the violence scale. William Holden seems to serve as Bloody Sam’s alter ego and this character is no hero. When he and his American bunch take on the pre-World War I Mexican army, things get rough. Subtext everywhere! We like or no like? Let’s go!

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Sparkplug Coffee

The Wild Bunch on Wikipedia

William Holden on IMDb

Ernest Borgnine on IMDb

Warren Oates on IMDb

Ben Johnson on IMDb

Robert Ryan on IMDb

Sam Peckinpah on IMDb

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1969 Academy Award winners and nominees

The Walking Dead on IMDb

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

John Wayne on IMDb

The Ballad Of Cable HogueStraw Dogs & Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia on IMDb

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid on IMDb

Wild Bunch triv

“If they move, kill ’em” on YouTube

The opening shoot-out on YouTube

The bridge explosion on YouTube

The Walk on YouTube

The ending shoot-out on YouTube

Sunset Boulevard & Bridge On The River Kwai & Bonnie And Clyde T100P podcasts

The Mexican Revolution on Wikipedia

Next week on the T100P: Easy Rider

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