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Bonnie and Clyde -- A somewhat romantized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.
Bonnie and Clyde -- A somewhat romantized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

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Director:
Writers:
David Newman (written by) &
Robert Benton (written by)
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Release Date:
13 August 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
"The strangest damned gang you ever heard of. They're young. They're in love. They rob banks." See more »
Plot:
A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 22 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The movie that made it okay to sympathize with murderers... See more (309 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Warren Beatty ... Clyde Barrow

Faye Dunaway ... Bonnie Parker

Michael J. Pollard ... C.W. Moss

Gene Hackman ... Buck Barrow

Estelle Parsons ... Blanche

Denver Pyle ... Frank Hamer

Dub Taylor ... Ivan Moss
Evans Evans ... Velma Davis

Gene Wilder ... Eugene Grizzard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martha Adcock ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Harry Appling ... Bonnie's Uncle (uncredited)
Owen Bush ... Policeman (uncredited)
Mabel Cavitt ... Bonnie's Mother (uncredited)

Patrick Cranshaw ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Frances Fisher ... Bonnie's Aunt (uncredited)
Sadie French ... Bank Customer (uncredited)
Garry Goodgion ... Billy (uncredited)
Clyde Howdy ... Deputy (uncredited)
Russ Marker ... Bank Guard (uncredited)
Ken Mayer ... Sheriff Smoot (uncredited)
Ken Miller ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Ann Palmer ... Bonnie's Sister (uncredited)
Stuart Spates ... Boy at Bank (uncredited)
James Stiver ... Grocery Store Owner (uncredited)
Ada Waugh ... Bonnie's Aunt (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Penn 
 
Writing credits
David Newman (written by) &
Robert Benton (written by)

Robert Towne  uncredited

Produced by
Warren Beatty .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Strouse 
 
Cinematography by
Burnett Guffey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
 
Art Direction by
Dean Tavoularis 
 
Set Decoration by
Raymond Paul 
 
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle (costumes designed by) (as Theadora van Runkle)
 
Makeup Department
Robert Jiras .... makeup creator
Gladys Witten .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Russell Saunders .... production manager (as Russ Saunders)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack N. Reddish .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Stuart Spates .... intern (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Francis E. Stahl .... sound
Dan Wallin .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Danny Lee .... special effects
 
Stunts
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Roydon Clark .... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Harris .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
Clyde Howdy .... stunts (uncredited)
Lucky Mosley .... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
George Sawaya .... stunt double: Warren Beatty (uncredited)
George Sawaya .... stunts (uncredited)
Mary Statler .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Doran .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norma Brown .... wardrobe: women
Andy Matyasi .... wardrobe: men
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alan Hawkshaw .... musician: "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Donald P. Desmond .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Dutton .... script supervisor
Elaine Michea .... assistant to producer
Robert Towne .... special consultant
Morgan Fairchild .... double: Faye Dunaway (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Crayton Smith .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence (re-rating) (2007)
Runtime:
111 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) (original rating) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (re-rating) (2008) | Canada:14A (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2008) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 | Japan:G (2014) | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:16 (re-rating) | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 (re-rating) | Norway:16 (1968) (cut) | Norway:(Banned) (1967 - 1968) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating: as Bonnie and Clyde .... Were Killers) | UK:18 (tv rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2008) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) (1998) | USA:R | USA:Approved (certificate #21395) (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (2007) | USA:M (re-rating) (1969) | West Germany:18 (original rating) | West Germany:16 (re-rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Warren Beatty was on board as producer only, his sister Shirley MacLaine was a strong possibility to play Bonnie. But when Beatty decided to play Clyde himself, for obvious reasons he decided not to use MacLaine.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the frustrated love scene on the bed, Clyde turns on his back and puts his left hand on his chest after kissing Bonnie. In the next shot, however, his left hand moves off of her breast.See more »
Quotes:
Bonnie Parker:[to Clyde] You're just like your brother. Ignorant, uneducated hillbilly, except the only special thing about you is your peculiar ideas about love-making, which is no love-making at all.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Shadow WaltzSee more »

FAQ

Did Buck Barrow die after being shot in the head?
Why did Bonnie toss Eugene and Velma out of the car?
How does the movie end?
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72 out of 122 people found the following review useful.
The movie that made it okay to sympathize with murderers..., 30 October 2001
Author: filmbuff-36 from Houston, TX

First of all, let me say that I'm appalled by the real life Bonnie and Clyde. They were two psychopathic thrill killers from Dallas who had a special hatred for law enforcement officers. I must admit that I do feel sorry for the way they were killed, but like the old axiom goes, "If you live by the sword, you die by the sword."

That said, the movie "Bonnie and Clyde" was a groundbreaking film. It was the first time that we the audience were allowed inside the killers minds, and could see what made them tick. This is perhaps the first film that takes a somewhat objective look at crime; we the audience don't have "FBI Seal of Approval" morality shoved down our throats, but we still can tell by the actions of the characters that they are evil, whether they know it or not.

The story is of two Texas young adults who, bored with their lives and the prospects of going nowhere in the world, decide to live out their dreams of stardom by going on a crime spree. They fancy themselves a sort of "Romeo and Juliet" couple, and think of their robberies as harmless fun. They start out small by knocking over grocery stores and gas stations, but soon graduate to banks when they need more money to accommodate their lifestyle. Soon they have a simple minded gas clerk named C.W. and Clyde's brother and wife in the gang, and the duo goes down into history.

Then the fun and games are over. With law enforcement officials now looking for Bonnie and Clyde, they become targets of bounty hunters, unethical cops and other greedy persons who wish to make a name for themselves, and they lose a part of their childish innocence as the escalation of their crimes makes them become more and more violent. When death finally comes for Bonnie and Clyde, it comes with a vengeance.

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway have never been better. Beatty, who plays Clyde Barrow as an impotent, ne'er do well country boy who seems to be sowing his wild oats, is in top form. He makes Clyde likable, with a goofy smile perpetually pasted on his face, even when sticking up a bank with two guns in his hands. Dunaway is the ultimate femme fatale as Bonnie Parker, a sweet natured Southern belle who likes the feel of a .38 in her hands as she politely asks for all the money. It's absurd, it's unrealistic, but hey, it's Hollywood. And the film works.

But most importantly, Bonnie and Clyde are in love. It's a kind of love that only few films afterward have been able to equal. There is a genuine feeling of giddy romance between the two no matter what the scene, be it a bank robbery or family get-together away from the reaches of society.

Arthur Penn was obviously a man on a mission when he directed this film. You could sense with every frame that he knew of the importance of this movie; a cinematic masterpiece that dares to make its audience evoke pathos for what would have been banned just a few years earlier.

The finale is still to this day a triumph of audience manipulation. The two bandits, finally captured and unable to escape, are dealt with in a fashion that will haunt you days after viewing. It's sad, it's disgusting, but it brings closure to the lives of two individuals whose works and existence could not be tolerated by the powers that be.

The movie "Bonnie and Clyde" inspired a generation of film makers to look at cinema in a different light. Actions movies were allowed to be funny from this point; funny movies could get away with violence. On the negative side, however, the film changed the morals of Hollywood by allowing murder to be dealt with in such a nonchalant fashion.

Sure, Claude is obviously shaken up after his first kill, as are Bonnie and C.W., but from that point on violence against law officials is no longer a problem. The police in this film are rather like the way gangsters used to be portrayed; a collection of stupid, soulless individuals who only want to ruin Bonnie and Clyde's fun.

In the end, this in an excellent film about Depression era gangsters. Most ironically, however, is that it seems dedicated to the two real life robbers who don't deserve such an honor of having a film legacy created in their names.

10 stars. Innovative, fresh, and hey, it helped pave the way for "Dillinger", my favorite movie in the robber-gangster genre.

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