The Wild Bunch (1969) Poster

Ben Johnson: Tector Gorch



  • Tector Gorch : Silver rings.

    Dutch Engstrom : [upset]  "Silver rings", your butt! Them's washers! Damn!

    Lyle Gorch : Washers. Washers. We shot our way out of that town for a dollar's worth of steel holes!

    Pike Bishop : They set it up.

    Lyle Gorch : "They"? Who in the hell is "they?"

    Sykes : [laughs hysterically]  "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?"

    Pike Bishop : Railroad men... bounty hunters... Deke Thornton.

  • Pike Bishop : You boys want to move on or stay here and give him a... decent burial?

    Tector Gorch : He was a good man, and I think we oughta bury him.

    Pike Bishop : He's DEAD! And he's got a lot of good men back there to keep him company!

    Lyle Gorch : Too damn many!

    Dutch Engstrom : [removes his hat]  I think the boys are right. I'd like to say a few words for the dear, dead departed. And maybe a few hymns'd be in order. Followed by a church supper. With a choir!

    Lyle Gorch : You crazy bastards! Both of ya!

  • Pike Bishop : [the Gorches are protesting the dividing up of the loot]  Sharin' up will be the same as always.

    Lyle Gorch : Well, me and Tector don't think that he

    [points at Angel] 

    Lyle Gorch : oughtta get the same amount. He's just startin' out and this is mine and Tector's openin' for a new territory!

    Tector Gorch : That's right, and I figure a share to that old goat

    [points at Sykes] 

    Tector Gorch : for watchin' them horses is damn sure a share too much!

    Lyle Gorch : So, we decided; it ain't fair.

    Pike Bishop : If you two boys don't like equal shares, why in the hell don't you just take *all* of it?


    Pike Bishop : Well, why don't you *answer* me, you damn yellow-livered trash?

    Lyle Gorch : [realizing the rest are backing Pike]  Now, Pike, you know damn well...

    Pike Bishop : [angered]  I don't know a damn thing, except I either *lead* this bunch, or end it *right now*!

  • Lyle Gorch : All your fancy plannin' and talkin' damn near got us shot to pieces over a few lousy bags of washers. Well, this was goin' to be me and Tector's last job before we quit and headed south. We spent all our time and money a-gettin' ready for this!

    Pike Bishop : You spent all your time and money runnin' whores in Hondo while I spent my stake settin' it up.

    [throws down washer] 

    Pike Bishop : Hell, I should have been runnin' whores instead of stealin' Army horses.

    Lyle Gorch : While you was doin' all that plannin', me and Tector was gettin' our bell rope pulled by two... two, mind you, Hondo whores!

    [starts laughing] 

    Dutch Engstrom : [laughing]  And Pike was dreamin' of washers... you were matching whores... in tandem!

    Lyle Gorch : What's that?

    Tector Gorch : That's one behind t'other.

    Lyle Gorch : That's right! That's what we was doin'!

  • Dutch Engstrom : [impressed]  Well, I'd say those fellas know how to handle themselves!

    Sykes : They been fightin' Apaches for a thousand years; That's a sure way to learn.

    Pike Bishop : They ever get armed, with good leaders, this whole country'll go up in smoke!

    Sykes : That it will son, that it will.

    Lyle Gorch : They made damn fools out of us, Mr. Bishop! Gettin' so a feller can't sleep with both eyes closed for fear of gettin' his throat cut. Where in hell were you?

    Tector Gorch : 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.

  • Dutch Engstrom : What's our next move?

    Pike Bishop : Well, I figure Agua Verde's the closest... three days maybe. Then get the news and drift back to the border. Maybe a payroll, maybe a bank.

    Dutch Engstrom : Maybe that damn railroad.

    Tector Gorch : That damn railroad you're talkin' about, sure as hell ain't a-gettin' no easier.

    Sykes : And you boys ain't gettin' any younger either!


    Pike Bishop : We've got to start thinking beyond our guns. Those days are closin' fast.

  • Lyle Gorch : [the Bunch is riding into Angel's village]  Hey, Angel! Why don't you tell your folks to feed them dogs?

    Angel : Any insult to my family while we are here and I will kill you!

    Lyle Gorch : Hey, Angel; do you have a sister?

    Angel : [angrily]  Si!

    Lyle Gorch : [very politely]  I'd be pleased to make her acquaintance. And that of your mama too!

    Tector Gorch : [laughing]  And the same goes for your grandma, too Sonny!

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