This classic western deals with 9 aging outlaws who had outlived their era, and see their way of life and their "code of conduct" fading away in the early 20th Century on the eve of World War I. Technology and the industrial revolution, in the way of cars, planes, and machine guns has rendered living and dying more impersonal, and was bringing about a new west.
"The Wild Bunch" begins and ends with two of the bloodiest screen battles ever envisioned, and it tells the story of an aging group of outlaws, led by William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, as they attempt one last score, with Robert Ryan as an ex-Wild Bunch member in hot pursuit. They become involved with Mexican rebels and from that point on, we get an engaging story as the outlaws party with the Mexican army, their hookers, and their alcohol - all of this leading up to the notorious ending where the Wild Bunch man their guns and duke-it-out with their enemies.
Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates.