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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

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Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

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Arthur Penn
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Evans Evans ... Velma Davis
Gene Wilder ... Eugene Grizzard
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1934. Young adults Bonnie Parker, a waitress, and Clyde Barrow, a criminal just released from prison, are immediately attracted to what the other represents for their life when they meet by chance in West Dallas, Texas. Bonnie is fascinated with Clyde's criminal past, and his matter-of-factness and bravado in talking about it. Clyde sees in Bonnie someone sympatico to his goals in life. Although attracted to each other physically, a sexual relationship between the two has a few obstacles to happen. Regardless, they decide to join forces to embark on a life of crime, holding up whatever establishments, primarily banks, to make money and to have fun. They don't plan on hurting anyone physically or killing anyone despite wielding loaded guns. They amass a small gang of willing accomplices, including C.W. Moss, a mechanic to fix whatever cars they steal which is important especially for their getaways, and Buck Barrow, one of Clyde's older brothers. The only reluctant tag-along is Buck's ... Written by Huggo

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They're young... they're in love... and they kill people. See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bonnie and Clyde See more »

Filming Locations:

Crandall, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$50,700,000, 31 January 1973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,000,000, 31 January 1973
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Legendary outlaw John Herbert Dillinger had a very low opinion of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, calling them "punks who are giving bank robbers a bad name!" See more »

Goofs

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

C.W. Moss: I spent a year... I spent *A YEAR* in reformatory!
Bonnie Parker: Whooee! A man with a record!
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Lucky Day
(uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Played while the gang steals Eugene's car
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Almost French Slice Of Americana
14 April 2017 | by ggallegosgroupukSee all my reviews

I wasn't surprise to find out that Francois Truffaut and Jean Luc Godard had been seriously considered to helm the tragic tale of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Fortunately Arthur Penn took over. I say fortunately, not because I think any less of Truffaut or Godard but I'm sure nobody could have made this glorious American classic but Arthur Penn. Somehow there is an air of Frenchness permeating every frame even if Bonnie and Clyde is profoundly American. For a foreigner, like me, America has always been a Country to admire even if puzzling. Guns and Bibles. Violence with a poetic aura that it's as startling as it is disturbing. Warren Beatty is superb as Clyde - the real life character was homosexual but for the film he is impotent - more acceptable? Amazing to think of it now. Faye Dunaway became an icon, deservedly so. Gene Hackman, the extraordinary Estelle Parsons, Michael J Pollard and even Gene Wilder complete the cast of this extraordinary American film.


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