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Quotations from The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch is a western film about a group of aging outlaw gang members along the Texas-Mexico border as they try to co-exist with the "modern" world of 1913. the movie follows Pike Bishop, the leader of the gang, as he tries to get his posse to score one last robbery. However, they are ambushed by Pike's former partner and bounty hunters. During the showdown, many civilians are killed or wounded. Directed by Sam Peckinpah. Starring Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, and William Holden.

The Wild Bunch was nominated for two Oscar awards in Best Music and Best Writing. The film went on to be seen as a financial failure despite having universal critical acclaim. Today, the film is seen as one of the best Westerns ever made and is noted for introducing several revolutionary cinema techniques. It is preserved in the National Film Registry. Continue reading for some The Wild Bunch quotes.


Deke Thornton: What I like, and what I *need*, are two different things.
Pike Bishop: He gave his word.
Dutch Engstrom: He gave his word to a railroad.
Pike Bishop: It's his word.
Dutch Engstrom: That ain't what counts! It's who you give it *to*!
Deke Thornton: [upset] Harrigan-! Next time, you better plan your massacre more carefully or I'll start with *you*!
Pike Bishop: We're not gonna get rid of *anybody*! We're gonna stick together, just like it *used* to be! When you side with a man, you stay *with* him! And if you can't do that, you're like some *animal*, you're *finished*! *We're* finished! *All* of us!
Pike Bishop: Let's go.
Pike Bishop: If they move, *kill 'em*!
Deke Thornton: Tell me, Mr. Harrigan, how does it feel? Getting paid for it? Getting paid to sit back and hire your killings... with the law's arms around you? How does it feel to be so goddamn right?
Harrigan: Good.
Deke Thornton: You dirty son of a bitch!
Crazy Lee: Well, how'd you like to kiss my sister's black cat's ass?
Pike Bishop: C'mon, you lazy bastard.
Sykes: Didn't figure to find *you* here.
Deke Thornton: Why not? I sent them back; That's all I *said* I'd do.
Sykes: They didn't *get* very far.
Deke Thornton: I figured.
Sykes: What are your plans, now?
Deke Thornton: Drift around down here. Try to stay out of *jail*.
Sykes: Well, me and the boys got some work to do. You want to come with us? It ain't like it *used* to be; but it'll do.
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