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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 22 wins & 22 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A masterpiece that dares to be excessive! See more (302 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)
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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) | 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:
In real life Blanche Barrow did not run from the Joplin apartment screaming with a spatula. In fact she helped Clyde push one of the police cars out of the driveway which was down hill. The car started rolling faster and rolled across the street into a large tree. They both were dragged by the momentum and that is what witnesses saw. Clyde was shot at that time and Blanche let out one yelp and kept moving to get out of the line of fire. That was about the last shot since the officer shooting ran out of ammo so Buck called her back and she returned to get into the escape car in front of the apartment rather than being picked up down the street as the movie portrayed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When CW offers Eugene back his hamburger, there are several small bites taken out of it. When we cut to Eugene's reaction, it is one large bite.See more »
Quotes:
Bonnie Parker:[to Clyde, after he rebuffs her romantic advances] Your advertising's just dandy... folks would never guess you don't have a thing to sell.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)See more »

FAQ

Why did Bonnie toss Eugene and Velma out of the car?
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42 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
A masterpiece that dares to be excessive!, 8 February 2009

'Bonnie and Clyde' is not a film about two real people famous for so many bank robberies and murders across the big country... It shows a new kind of fury in which people could be harm by weapons... The film, however, manages to carry the impression that these two youngsters took great pleasure in robbing banks and stores... It also suggests that it was very easy for them to fool the law—as certainly occurred in real life... Though merited punishment caught up with them, audiences laughed at their remarkable deeds and wanted them to get away...

In 'Bonnie and Clyde,' Penn created an emotional state, an image of the 1930s filtered through his 1960s sensibility... The sense of this period reflects Penn's vision of how the 1930s Depression-era truly was, and for all the crazy style and banjo score, this vision is greatly private...

What is also personal about 'Bonnie and Clyde' and constitutes its incomparable quality, is its unusual mixture of humor and fear, its poetry of violation of the law as something that is gaiety and playfulness...

'Bonnie and Clyde' is both true and abstract... It is a gangster movie and a comedy-romance... It is an amusing film that turns bloody, a love affair that ends with tragedy...

A modification between pleasure and catastrophic events is important to the essential aim of the film... In their second bank robbery, a daring and joyful action goes morosely embittered when Clyde is forced to kill an executive in the bank, and real blood pours out from his body...

Bonnie and Clyde take self-gratification posing for photographs with their prisoners… But when surrounded by detectives in a motel, they turn into vindictive bandits struggling for their lives... C. W. Moss, specially, brings to mind Baby Face Nelson, when he murders policemen with a blazing machine gun...

One of the stimulating moments in the film happens when Clyde chases Bonnie through a yellow corn field, while a cloud transverses the sun and slowly shadows the landscape... Here the characteristic quality of the Texas countryside and the vague aspect of the story are beautifully communicated......

Penn's masterpiece nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, won two Oscars, one for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and another for Best Cinematography...

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