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Bonnie and Clyde -- Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are the legendary Depression-era bandits and lovers in this landmark film that won two Academy Awards® and triggered a revolution in screen violence.
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:
Ripe for Reassessment See more (338 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)
Aspect Ratio:
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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)

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Trivia:
Warner Bros. gave the movie a limited, "B" movie-type release at first, sending it to drive-ins and lesser theaters. When critics began raving about the film and young people began to show up at screenings, it was better promoted, given a wider release and became a huge hit.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: As the gang leaves a bank robbery in 1934, and 1940 Ford firetruck almost hits their getaway car.See more »
Quotes:
Clyde Barrow:Alright. Alright. If all you want's a stud service, you get on back to West Dallas and you stay there the rest of your life. You're worth more than that. A lot more than that. You know it and that's why you come along with me. You could find a lover boy on every damn corner in town. It don't make a damn to them whether you're waitin' on tables or pickin' cotton, but it does make a damn to me.
Bonnie Parker:Why?
Clyde Barrow:Why? What's you mean, "Why?" Because you're different, that's why. You know, you're like me. You want different things. You got somethin' better than bein' a waitress. You and me travelin' together, we could cut a path clean across this state and Kansas and Missouri and Oklahoma and everybody'd know about it. You listen to me, Miss Bonnie Parker. You listen to me.
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

What is 'Bonnie and Clyde' about?
Why did Bonnie toss Eugene and Velma out of the car?
Did Buck Barrow die after being shot in the head?
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23 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Ripe for Reassessment, 6 September 2006
Author: Martin Bradley (MOscarbradley@aol.com) from Derry, Ireland

When Arthur Penn's Thirties-set gangster movie first appeared in 1967 it was like a breath of fresh air in the American cinema, (though to be fair, on hindsight, the American cinema in the previous few years, particularly in the Independent sector, wasn't doing too badly). Still, Penn's movie seemed to break new ground and not just in it's depiction of violence. It had a lyrical intensity that belonged more to the French New Wave, (and at one time Truffaut's name was associated with the project), and, in that it took back to the American cinema the trappings that the French had originally borrowed in films like "A Bout De Soufflé" and "Shoot the Pianist", seemed to square the circle.

In the intervening years it has fallen somewhat out of fashion. It now almost seems quaintly old-fashioned, it's form more classically structured and narratively driven than might first appeared. But there are virtues that have largely been overlooked. Like "The Graduate" which came out in the same year, it is a young person's film yet it burns with a fierce intelligence that is conspicuously absent from similar films today. I suppose you could say the film has a pop-art sensibility, (a close-up of Faye Dunaway's face, lips burning bright red, could come from a Lichtenstein poster), and its cast seem unnaturally young, (only Beatty had established a persona for himself at the time; the others had yet to establish a reputation), but they became stars because of it. (Gang members Parsons and Pollard didn't make the leap; they were character actors from the start). Arguably you could say Beatty, Dunaway, Hackman, Parsons and Pollard were never to better their work here. They may have equalled it but their performances were definitive.

Arthur Penn, too, was never to make another movie as good. The film's extraordinary critical and popular success gave Penn the freedom to tackle 'weightier' material, but "Little Big Man" and "Georgia's Friends" now seem misguided attempts at solemnity, while even his brilliant western "The Missouri Breaks" seems to succeed more for it's oddness rather than it's originality. Perhaps "Bonnie and Clyde" was a one-off though it did spawn an awful lot of break-neck thrillers and up-dated film-noirs, and was more responsible for the baby-boom in movies in the seventies than "Easy Rider" which followed it two years later. It remains a film ripe for reassessment.

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