THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
The movie opens with a fabulous and bloody 15
minute shoot-out including trampled bodies, slow
motion, and all the good stuff.
shooting had started, you could see some town
kids at the side of the road torturing some ants
with some scorpions, or vice versa.
You knew you were
watching a brilliant movie when after the long
opening shoot-out the kids, pretty much
unimpressed, go back to their previous
occupation, and step the torture up a notch by
burning both, scorpions and ants.
The movie is set against the background
. Mexican Revolution of 1910
Holden Pike Bishop, is
Ernest Borgnine Dutch Engstrom,
is Robert Ryan Deke Thornton.
Director makes it raw and might be too strong for you.
And he's not done with you just yet. The shoot-out aftermath
provides further insight into the general flexibility of human morals. Sam
Right next to children who are running
to a bloody corpse, yelling "Daddy, Daddy", folks are robbing the
dead and bickering over who gets to keep what.
the next time you
better plan your massacre more carefully.
Thornton's bunch ready
to go after the Wild Bunch
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Here goes Pike's posse:
Dutch referring to the
Mexican General Mapache: I hope someday
these people here will kick scum like him right into their graves.
Angel: We will. If it
Angel: Would you give
guns to someone to kill your
father or your mother, or your brother?
Pike: Ten thousand cuts an awful lot of family ties.
And here is part of the famous 8:42 minutes
What's true, What ain't?
Pike tells Dutch that
troops spread out all along the border.
was assigned to lead more than 50,000
American troops in a raid against John
in 1916. Check the
entry in the
for more info. This statement puts the movie at March 1916.
timeline of the Mexican Revolution
Commander Frederick Mohr of the Imperial German Army tells
General Huerta is
anxious to better relations with the US
not to cross the border and destroy them.
Above statement placed us at March
died in January 1916. Check this
entry in the General
of the Mexican Revolution
Furthermore, General Huerta had
already fled Mexico in July 1914. Check
Fine Peckinpah action.
Note the chicken zapping by.
The Wild Bunch, 1969
And here is
the IMDB entry.