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||Actual events in the the real life of these two people – slightly more than “inspired by real events”.
||David Newman, Robert Benton (and Robert Towne uncredited)
||The production costs are estimated at $2,500,00 and the film grossed more than $50,000,000, a result for Warren Beatty who was the producer.
||Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Gene Wilder,
||During the depression years an ex-con meets an attractive young waitress, and when he produces a gun to impress her she dares him to use it, so he robbs a local shop and start the pair on the trail of murder and mayhem across the southern states. With the addition of a young mechanic and the ex-con’s brother and his wife they become “the Barrow gang”. As they become more notorious so the forces of law and order close in on them. It can’t end well.
||A lot of bank robberies, some successful, some not, and the resulting car chases across the landscape; three or four intensive shoot-outs with increasingly heavy armament. What appear to be an almost whimsical series of events gradually descend into a bloodbath. Just a bit of almost nudity and some sexual references, some drinking and smoking.
||This is a brilliantly constructed film, reflected in its many nominations and awards. Estelle Parsons won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and Faye Dunaway, who had been a model, is stunning as the sexy and sexually frustrated Bonnie. I have made it an “Almost Must See”, so if you have missed it, search it out. You will be rewarded.