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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

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Bored waitress Bonnie Parker 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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Won 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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 sympathetic to his goals. Although attracted to each other physically, a sexual relationship between the two has obstacles. 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 or killing 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 nervous wife, Blanche Barrow, a preacher's daughter.... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Michael J. Pollard admitted in later interviews that he borrowed his accent from Bob Dylan on the "Blonde on Blonde" album. See more »

Goofs

In the scene with the homeowner being evicted by the Midlothian National Bank, after the two homeowners shoot the gun, the homeowner hands the gun to Clyde handle end first, and the very next scene shows Clyde grabbing the barrel of the pistol. See more »

Quotes

Clyde Barrow: This here's Miss Bonnie Parker. I'm Clyde Barrow. We rob banks.
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Alternate Versions

The shots of Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) attempting to perform oral sex on Clyde ('Warren Beatty') were removed from network television versions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Léon: The Professional (1994) See more »

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Can't We Be Friends?
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Music by Kay Swift
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Great For Its Day
25 April 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

For a long, long time this was a memorable film and one of my favorites. It was one of the first VHS tapes I bought. After a long hiatus, I bought the DVD, watched it again and - wow, it wasn't so hot anymore.

Oh, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway and Michael J. Pollard are still very good in their respective roles as Clyde, Bonnie and C.J. What annoyed me were the characters played by Gene Hackman and Estelle Parsons. Hackman has gone on to have a very distinguished career but he is just a stupid moron in here he's no fun to watch. However, it's a picnic watching him compared to listening to Parsons shrieking and screaming through her abrasive role. Those two ruin the film for me now.

I'll still have fond memories and I'll always remember the time I first saw this in the theaters when it came out. The violent ending caused quite a stir at that time. Nobody had seen blood and bullets on screen like that before. Now, it's commonplace....even tame compared to many of today's scenes!

This was another of those films that began in the '60s in which the bad guys were portrayed as the good guys and vice-versa. It's still highly-recommended for those who have never viewed it.


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Crandall, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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