About

Aging outlaw, Pike Bishop prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, Dutch Engstrom and brothers Lyle and Tector Gorch, Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by a former partner, Deke Thornton. As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them—resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.

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Directed by

Sam Peckinpah

Written by

Sam Peckinpah (Screenplay)
Walon Green (Screenplay)
Roy N. Sickner (Author)

Runtime

145 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

If you only want to spend two hours in a movie theatre and go home and forget it, stay away from THE WILD BUNCH.

Cast

Keywords

friendship gang shootout soldier texas robbery honor underdog bounty hunter steam locomotive mexican revolution righteous rage

Photos

Lists

#62 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#79 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#94 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#440 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Material Not Previously Published or Produced

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical)