Bonnie & Clyde
- Original title
Bonnie & Clyde (Bonnie and Clyde)
- Running time
- 111 min.
- United States
Robert Benton, David Newman
Michael J. Pollard,
Warner Bros. Pictures / Seven Arts
Action. Drama. Thriller | Crime. 1930s. The Great Depression. Romantic Drama. Heist Film. Road Movie. Cult Movie
- Movie Groups
Bonnie & Clyde
- Synopsis / Plot
- Producer/star Warren Beatty had to convince Warner Bros. to finance this film, which went on to become the studio's second-highest grosser. It also caused major controversy by redefining violence in cinema and casting its criminal protagonists as sympathetic anti-heroes. Based loosely on the true exploits of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker during the 30s. Bonnie Parker is bored with life and wants a change. She gets her chance when she meets a charming young drifter by the name of Clyde Barrow. Clyde has dreams of a life of crime that will free him from the hardships of the Depression. The two fall in love and begin a crime spree that extends from Oklahoma to Texas. They rob small banks with skill and panache, soon becoming minor celebrities known across the country. People are proud to have been held up by Bonnie and Clyde; to their victims, the duo is doing what nobody else has the guts to do. To the law, the two are evil bank robbers who deserve to be gunned down where they stand.
: 2 Oscars: Supp. Actress (Parsons), Cinematography. 8 nominations including Picture
: 7 nominations for the Golden Globe, including Drama, Director, Actor and Actress
: BAFTA Awards: Promising Newcomer (Faye Dunaway). 4 Nominations
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Screenplay
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Screenplay & Best Drama Screenplay
: David di Donatello: Best Foreign Actor (Beatty) and Actress (Dunaway)
1968: Mar de Plata Film Festival: Best Film
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