Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

Warren Beatty
Director: Arthur Penn Cast: Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
, Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
, Michael J. Pollard
Michael J. Pollard
Arthur Penn

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Producer/star Warren Beatty had to convince Warner Bros. to finance this film, which went on to become the studio's second-highest grosser. It also caused major controversy by redefining violence in cinema and casting its criminal protagonists as sympathetic anti-heroes. Based loosely on the true exploits of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker during the 30s, the film begins as Clyde (Beatty) tries to steal the car of Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway)'s mother. Bonnie is excited by Clyde's outlaw demeanor, and he further stimulates her by robbing a store in her presence. Clyde steals a car, with Bonnie in tow, and their legendary crime spree begins. The two move from town to town, pulling off small heists, until they join up with Clyde's brother Buck (Gene Hackman), his shrill wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons), and a slow-witted gas station attendant named C.W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard). The new gang robs a bank and Clyde is soon painted in the press as a Depression-era Robin Hood when he allows one bank customer to hold onto his money. Soon the police are on the gang's trail and they are constantly on the run, even kidnapping a Texas Ranger (Denver Pyle) and setting him adrift on a raft, handcuffed, after he spits in Bonnie's face when she kisses him. That same ranger leads a later raid on the gang that leaves Buck dying, Blanche captured, and both Clyde and Bonnie injured. The ever-loyal C.W. takes them to his father's house. C.W.'s father disaproves his son's affiliation with gangsters and enters a plea bargain with the Texas Rangers. A trap is set that ends in one of the bloodiest death scenes in cinematic history. The film made stars out of Beatty and Dunaway, and it also featured the screen debut of Gene Wilder as a mortician briefly captured by the gang. Its portrayal of Bonnie and Clyde as rebels who empathized with the poor working folks of the 1930s struck a chord with the counterculture of the 1960s and helped generate a new, young audience for American movies that carried over into Hollywood's renewal of the 1970s. Its combination of sex and violence with dynamic stars, social relevance, a traditional Hollywood genre, and an appeal to hip young audiences set the pace for many American movies to come.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2008
UPC: 0085391167983
Original Release: 1967
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 20,934

Special Features

Disc 1: ; Digitally remastered for high-impact home viewing brilliance from restored original film and audio elements; Theatrical trailers; ; Disc 2: ; Revolution! The Making of Bonnie and Clyde, new 40th anniversary commemorative documentaries; The History Channel profile Love and Death: The Story of Bonnie and Clyde; Warren Beatty wardrobe tests; Additional scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Warren Beatty Clyde Barrow
Faye Dunaway Bonnie Parker
Michael J. Pollard C.W. Moss
Gene Hackman Buck Barrow
Estelle Parsons Blanche
Gene Wilder Eugene Grizzard
Denver Pyle Frank Hamer
Dub Taylor Ivan Moss
Evans Evans Velma Davis
Roy Heard Man
J.J. Lemmon Sheriff
Joe Spratt Farmer
James Stivers Butcher
Martha Adcock Bank customer
Mabel Cavitt Bonnie's mother
Sadie French Bank customer
Clyde Howdy Deputy
Russ Marker Bank guard
Ken Mayer Sheriff Smoot
Ann Palmer Bonnie's sister

Technical Credits
Arthur Penn Director
Dede Allen Editor
Warren Beatty Producer
Robert Benton Screenwriter
Burnett Guffey Cinematographer
Robert Jiras Makeup
Danny Lee Special Effects
David Newman Screenwriter
Raymond Paul Set Decoration/Design
Jack N. Reddish Asst. Director
Vincent Saizis Cinematographer
Russ Saunders Production Manager
Charles Strouse Score Composer
Dean Tavoularis Art Director
Theadora Van Runkle Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bonnie and Clyde - Feature Presentation
1. Snapshot Credits [1:54]
2. Things That Turn Up [4:30]
3. What Armed Robbery's Like [2:02]
4. Not Much of a Lover Boy [5:06]
5. We Rob Banks [3:46]
6. Hard Luck at the Bank [3:54]
7. CJ's Not Afraid [3:50]
8. First Blood [2:59]
9. At the Movies [1:17]
10. Least I Ain't a Liar [4:36]
11. Photo Session [3:00]
12. In Confidence [2:14]
13. Don't Sell That Cow [1:23]
14. Homebodies [2:28]
15. Under Fire [3:23]
16. Heated Words [2:25]
17. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer [6:22]
18. Barrow Gang Greetings [3:37]
19. Equal Share for Equal Risk? [2:19]
20. Velma and Eugene [6:40]
21. Bonnie's Kin [6:26]
22. Tourist Cabin Blues [2:55]
23. Telltale Gun [1:41]
24. Ambush [3:34]
25. Blood Field [2:45]
26. Buck and Blanche Surrounded [3:05]
27. Shanty Town Helping Hand [2:24]
28. Ivan Moss' Hospitality [3:55]
29. Questioning Blanche [2:55]
30. The Story of Bonnie and Clyde [2:38]
31. Trip to Town [1:09]
32. Honest Dreams [2:08]
33. Nobody Catches Clyde [3:14]
34. Birds and Bullets Fly [3:05]
35. Cast List and Exit Music [:45]

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