Aging outlaw Pike Bishop (William Holden) prepares to retire after one final robbery. Joined by his gang, which includes Dutch Engstrom (Ernest Borgnine) and brothers Lyle (Warren Oates) and Tector Gorch (Ben Johnson), Bishop discovers the heist is a setup orchestrated in part by his old partner, Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). As the remaining gang takes refuge in Mexican territory, Thornton trails them, resulting in fierce gunfights with plenty of casualties.

  1. Sam Peckinpah

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Walon Green

    Author, Screenplay

  3. Roy N. Sickner


Top Billed Cast

  1. William Holden

    William Holden

    Pike Bishop

  2. Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine

    Dutch Engstrom

  3. Robert Ryan

    Robert Ryan

    Deke Thornton

  4. Edmond O'Brien

    Edmond O'Brien

    Freddie Sykes

  5. Warren Oates

    Warren Oates

    Lyle Gorch

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The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 17, 1969


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 25m

Budget $6,244,087.00

Revenue $638,641.00

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