The Wild Bunch
Directed by Sam Peckinpah | USA | 1969 | 134min
Sam Peckinpah’s highly controversial film of the 1969, “THE WILD BUNCH” is a romanticized tale about the way things were, and the defiance it takes to remain there. An aging, yet still proud gang of outsiders, the Wild Bunch shares the same values of loyalty, and persistence, all the while holding onto the freewheeling days of the Wild West. However, times are changing, forcing the Wild Bunch and its unwavering leader, Pike Bishop (Willliam Holden), to come to the realization that their days of ruling the West are coming to an untimely end. Thus, in the hopes of going out on top, they choose to partake in one last stand against the fast-moving progression of the times, but are foiled by the expertise of the newly rejuvenated law. Now, Bishop and his compadres are faced with a decision, take a stand for their dignity, or choose to swallow their pride and join the new century. - Julia Speace
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