The master of the American western, Sam Peckinpah, directs a stellar cast in The Wild Bunch, a controversial film that breathed new life into the genre and broke ground in the realistic portrayal of screen violence.
Receiving two Academy Award nominations, this bitter, brutal story of magnificent losers in a dying West remains one of the screen's all-time classics. An explosive adventure drama about the last of the legendary lawless breed who lived to kill—and killed to live.
The impeccable cast includes William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien. Warren Oates and Ben Johnson.
Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest American Films of all time, The Wild Bunch was also inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
The Wild Bunch was one of the most popular Movies that year. That Movie won Academy Award Writing (Story and Screenplay - Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced) in 1969 and Academy Award Music (Original Score - for a Motion Picture [not a Musical]) in 1969. This was Phil Feldman’s 1st Movie. The Wild Bunch was one of this most popular pieces. This was Sampeckinpah’s 3rd Movies in this genre. His most popular Movie was The Wild Bunch. You can try similar movies like Unforgiven, Bonnie and Clyde, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.