One can never stop learning to appreciate another facet or scene or line of dialogue in Sam Peckinpah’s classic 1969 western.

“We’re not gonna get rid of anybody! We’re gonna stick together, just like it used to be! When you side with a man, you stay with him! And if you can’t do that, you’re like some animal, you’re finished! *We’re* finished! All of us!”


“Give ’em hell Pike!”


“Now you listen to me, Lyle – You get up off your ass and help once in a while, I wouldn’a got caught near s’easy.”


“Why not?”


“They”? Why, they is the plain and fancy they, that’s who “they” is! Caught you, didn’t they? Tied a tin can to your tail. Led you in and waltzed you out again. Oh my, what a bunch! Big tough ones, hunh? Here you are with a handful of holes, a thumb up your ass, and a big grin to pass the time of day with. They? Who the hell is “they?”


“Any insult to my family while we are here and I will kill you!”


“Well, how’d you like to kiss my sister’s black cat’s ass?”


“If they move, kill ’em!”

The Wild Bunch