The Wild Bunch

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Director Sam Peckinpah and actor William Holden on the set of The Wild Bunch (1969)

The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western Technicolor and Panavision movie directed by Sam Peckinpah[1] about an aging outlaw gang on the Texas–Mexico border, trying to exist in the changing modern world of 1913. The movie was controversial because of its graphic violence and its portrayal of crude men attempting to survive by any available means.[2]

The movie, whose screenplay was written by Peckinpah and Walon Green, stars William Holden, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson, Alfonso Arau and Warren Oates. It was filmed in Mexico.

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  1. Variety film review; June 18, 1969, p. 6.
  2. Armour, Philip (June 2011). The 100 Greatest Western Movies of All Time: Including Five You've Never Heard of. Performing Arts. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-7627-6996-4. Retrieved 6 October 2014.[permanent dead link]