The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch directed by Sam Peckinpah, is a 1969
Western film about an aging outlaw gang at the Texas-Mexico
border trying to exist in the modern world of 1913. The film
was controversial because of its violence and the portrayal of
the crude men trying to survive the era.
What do you know about the Western The
Try this Alan's Western FUN Trivia quiz.
1. Pike Bishop, the leader of a gang of aging outlaws, is
seeking an elusive retirement with one final score, beginning
with the robbery of a bank containing a payload of silver. Who
played Pike Bishop?
- Randolph Scott
- William Holden
- Chuck Connors
2. Who played Tector Gorch?
- Ben Johnson
- Buck Taylor
- Ward Bond
3. Who did Ernest Borgnine play in The Wild Bunch?
- Ernie Pyle
- Dutch Engstrom
- Lyle Gorch
4. Who was NOT a writer of the film?
- Walon Green
- Roy N. Sickner
- Paul Fix
5. The name "The Wild Bunch" originally came from
real-life western outlaw Butch Cassidy. At age 30 he started
his own gang of outlaws, who were quickly christened "The
Wild Bunch" by the press.
6. Every time the gang crosses from Texas into Mexico, the
river is running to the west. The Rio Grande actually flows in
the opposite direction.
7. Who played Mexican Gen. Mapache?
- Emilio Fernandez
- Jos� Chavez
- Pedro Galvan
8. Who played Deke Thornton?
- Richard Harris
- Brian Keith
- Robert Ryan
9. Who did Bo Hopkins play?
- Clarence "Crazy" Lee
10. The climatic gun battle sequence took 12 days to film.
The crew nicknamed it the "Battle of Bloody Porch."