The Wild Bunch
Sam Peckinpah's America
It has been said that “The Wild Bunch is America” in all its beauty, violence and nostalgia. Is it a revisionist Western? An allegory for Vietnam? A macho manifesto? Yes, yes and yes. Directors Frank Darabont, David S. Ward, John Lee Hancock and Ron Shelton guide us into the deeper layers of this seminal classic, revealing why it continues to influence not only Westerns, but motion pictures around the world.