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The Wild Bunch

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Original title
The Wild Bunch
Year
Running time
145 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah
Music
Jerry Fielding
Cinematography
Lucien Ballard
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre
Western | Heist Film
Synopsis / Plot
A band of brutal outlaws led by the bitter Pike Bishop (William Holden) is decimated when a railroad company ambush led by Pike's old pal Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan) turns into a bloodbath. Barely escaping, the six survivors head to Mexico with Thornton's cutthroat bounty hunters in hot pursuit. They get on the good side of a Huerta warlord named Mapache (Emilio Fernandez) by taking his commission to steal U.S. Army guns in a daring raid on an armed train convoy. They manage to outrun Thornton, the bounty hunters and the pursuing U.S. Cavalry, but completing their deal with the ruthless and bloodthirsty Federales is not going to be a piece of cake - Mapache needs those guns to hold off Pancho Villa's revolutionaries, and would just as soon kill Pike's gringos "as break wind."
Awards
1969: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay, Soundtrack (Drama)
1969: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
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