The Wild Bunch script
Synopsis: The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western Technicolor and Panavision 70mm film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging outlaw gang on the Texas–Mexico border, trying to exist in the changing modern world of 1913. The film was controversial because of its graphic violence and its portrayal of crude men attempting to survive by any available means.

DUTCH:
(laughing) The temperance union.

THORNTON:
They should have been told.

Harrington:
Told what?

How long can anybody in this manure pile keep his mouth shut.

[2min 23 seconds pass from here until the shooting starts]

ANGEL:
Rifles

PIKE:
One?

ANGEL:
No, three.

(Pike goes to Angel)

Maybe more, there on the roof.

Pike:
Son of a bitch.

(Pike is organizing his men for the outbreak ...)

Man:
What are they? Bounty hunters.

PIKE:

Hell, I do not know.

Buck with Ape.

Ape:
I kill them now.

PIKE:
No hold them here as long as you can until after the

shooting starts.

Ape:
I'll hold them till hell freezes over or you say different.

PIKE:
When I kick him out, blast him. we'll make a run for it.

Man:
(to Ape) Give me that shotgun.

(People singing, bounty hunters and wild bunch preparing to fight,

you hear heartbeat, see faces, THORNTON, Harrigan and the wild

bunch concentrated, the bounty hunters nervous.)

3 Blowing this town to hell

(The bounty hunters on the roof are shooting into the people, the

wild bunch is using the chaos to escape on their horses, Ape makes

terror against the unarmed people in the office).

(Pike throws the old employee out of the office onto the street,

the bounty hunters open fire at the employee, showing themselves

on the roof. The wild bunch opening fire at the bounty hunters,

scoring several hits.)

[3 min 36 seconds until Thornton commands ceasing fire]

PIKE:
Let's go.

Ape:
(His gun returned by the man) Good luck boys.

(The wild bunch except Ape leaving the office, using people on the

street as shields)

(Ape's sequence is paralell to the 5 minutes of shooting. You see

that now the bounty hunters score hits on the fleeing wild bunch,

some men from the town participate on the shooting, but most are

victims, like the temperance parade. Thornton shoots one musican

when he tries to hit Pike. Horses are crashing through windows. In

one scene Ethan, a member of the wild bunch is hit by a bullet

shot from a man on a wagon in the face. L. Gorch reverses his

horse just to shoot this man.)

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Sam Peckinpah

David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah was an American film director and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch. more…

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