The Wild Bunch (1969) Poster


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Remade as 


The Great Train Robbery (1903) (Short)
Staging of the Bunch's train robbery similar, and at times almost identical, to the famous silent film.
The General (1926)
The Wages of Fear (1953)
Similar opening scenes. Bugs strung together by children.
Seven Samurai (1954)
Vera Cruz (1954)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Pike's line "I wouldn't have it any other way" is taken from this film.

Referenced in 

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #3.23 (1970) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Jo Anne during the party
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #3.26 (1970) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Gary Owens
On Location: Dustin Hoffman (1971) (TV Short)
Junior Bonner (1972)
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Salad Days (1972) (TV Episode)
Before showing a clip from the fake Peckinpah film "Salad Days" three of his real movies are mentioned, including this one.
Dillinger (1973)
Marilyn and the Senator (1975)
Painting of main characters seen on wall at the senator's house.
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
The finale is an homage to the "Wild Bunch" when the bunch marches to death.
Taxi Driver (1976)
Cited by screenwriter Paul Schrader as influence.
Silver Saddle (1978)
Big Wednesday (1978)
In an interview, Darrell Fetty says that John Milius modeled the scene where the four boys show up at the draft office on the scene where the remnants of the Wild Bunch are marching toward their showdown with the Mexican army. According to Fetty, "we play it very seriously, like Special Forces commandos on a raid into enemy territory...".
Convoy (1978)
Character named Deke Thornton.
The Hunter (1980)
Thorson refers to the Branch brothers as the "Wild Bunch".
The Facts of Life: The New Girl: Part 1 (1980) (TV Episode)
This film is mentioned by name.
Tinseltown (1980)
A poster is visible in Morty Green's office.
Un pasota con corbata (1982)
The film is mentioned in a conversation
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Chris tells Rick, "It's hard to believe The Wild Bunch is already in bed."
Scarface (1983)
Flesh+Blood (1985)
Phil Collins: Don't Lose My Number (1985) (Video)
Mentioned by Phil Collins.
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet: Another Country (1986) (TV Episode)
Dennis says the locals already think the lads are like the Wild Bunch. Barry pretends to shoot two pistols in response.
Chopping Mall (1986)
Extreme Prejudice (1987)
Milius & Walter Hill declared that the final shootout is an hommage to the Peckinpah's film
The Killer (1989)
Jeff and Li's "Mexican standoff" in Jennie's apartment was inspired by Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch, as well as the "pep talk" to each other before they enter the last part of the church shootout.
Blind Fury (1989)
brothers named Lyle and Tector
My Secret Identity: Reluctant Hero (1990) (TV Episode)
Stephanie refers to Erin and her friends as "The Wild Bunch."
Spatz: The Wild Brunch (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) (TV Movie)
"Things got too rowdy with that wild bunch"
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993) (Video)
"that wild bunch of yours out there (is) walking around the streets with hunting rifles."
Bad Girls (1994)
The final shootout references the Sam Peckinpah film with it's quick editing and tripod mounted machine gun.
At the Movies: Bad Girls/The Inkwell/Naked in New York/Brainscan/Surviving the Game (1994) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel alludes to the movie in his review of "Bad Girls" (1994).
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The opening robbery and subsequent freeze-frame directly reference the opening scenes of The Wild Bunch.
Before the Rain (1994)
homage to a scene
Live a Live (1994) (Video Game)
Sundown Kid has to defend the town against ''The Crazy Bunch.''
Charlie Rose: Quentin Tarantino (1994) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned during interview.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Danger!! Death Ray (1995) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Peckinpah's 'Wild Parking Attendants'"
Due South: The Wild Bunch (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Target: Jimmy Olsen (1995) (TV Episode)
The film is advertised on a cinema marquee.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Individual Responsibility (1995) (TV Episode)
The film is advertised on a cinema marquee.
GoldenEye (1995)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
The film is mentioned by name by Seth in liquor store. When Kate asks Richie what's in Mexico, he says "Mexicans."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Welcome to the Hellmouth (1997) (TV Episode)
Buffy says to Giles, Willow and Xander, "Don't go Wild Bunch on me."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Harvest (1997) (TV Episode)
Buffy says, "Don't go all Wild Bunch on me."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Bad Eggs (1998) (TV Episode)
Two of the characters in this episode, are named Lyle & Tector Gorch, just like the two characters from "The Wild Bunch".
Vampires (1998)
Century of Cinema: Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema (1998) (TV Episode)
Poster visible in the background during the conversation with John Woo.
Dollar for the Dead (1998) (TV Movie)
The Bill: The Cross (1998) (TV Episode)
Michael chooses the code name Sam after Peckinpah as it is his favourite movie
Road Kill (1999)
When the male lead tells the female lead that he wants to be the next Sam Peckinpah, the female lead mentions this film.
The Matrix (1999)
Making 'Taxi Driver' (1999) (Video)
mentionned once
Terror Firmer (1999)
mentioned in dialogue
Three Kings (1999)
That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000) (Video)
Jason Robards mentions this film.
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) (TV Movie)
Metropolis (2001)
The last sequence after the final climax.
Heist (2001)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Bargaining: Part 2 (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Héroes de cartón (2001)
poster shown
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)
It is mentioned and discussed.
If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator' (2001) (Video)
Schwarzenegger mentions this film.
Gangs of New York (2002)
The shoot when gangmembers are thrown into a shopwindow is a reference to the opening shootout in The Wild Bunch.
I Love Your Work (2003)
in dialogue after arrest and self-defense claim
Alpha to Omega: Exposing 'The Osterman Weekend' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Law & Order: Nowhere Man (2004) (TV Episode)
Briscoe says the film is a classic.
House of Wax (2005)
Poster shown outside movie theater.
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by title
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Rob Zombie cites 'The Wild Bunch' as an influence on 'The Devil's Rejects'.
The Spaghetti West (2005) (Video)
Mentioned when talking about Sam Peckinpah.
The Legend of Zorro (2005)
characters names Pike and Harrington
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.69 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "My Favorite Films" category
Black Lagoon: Mangrove Heaven (2006) (TV Episode)
Revy says that Rock cried like William Holden in this film
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) (Video)
Rob Zombie mentions it.
Masters of Horror: We All Scream for Ice Cream (2007) (TV Episode)
A character mentions it.
Wild Hogs (2007)
When Woody wants to take a road trip, to convince his friends, he says it will be like"the wild bunch".
The King of Queens: Mild Bunch (2007) (TV Episode)
title reference
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
A brief mention
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (2007) (TV Movie)
In an interview, Howard Hawks criticizes this film.
Redacted (2007)
Ca. 70 min. into the movie, Pvt. Flake likens his dead brother and some of his friends to the older film's title characters.
Gossip Girl: The Wild Brunch (2007) (TV Episode)
title reference
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 15 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This film was referenced during 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
RocknRolla (2008)
The gangsters call themself "the wild bunch"
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Metal Gear (2009) (TV Episode)
"If they move, kill 'em!"
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
the flashback of Hugo Stiglitz being whipped
Repo Chick (2009)
Famous line quoted
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.116 (2010) (TV Episode)
Incorrect guess on a $1,000 photo clue in the category "Behind the Scenes"
Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2010)
Levon talks about his favorite scene
Red Dead Redemption (2010) (Video Game)
Similar plot of a former outlaw hunting down his old gang in the dying West.
Southland: Cop or Not (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
La casa nel vento dei morti (2012)
Reference in the film' s scene when Ugo threatens Attilio.
White Collar: Most Wanted (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Peter
The Dirties (2013)
DVD is shown in Matt's room.
Bob's Burgers: Lindapendent Woman (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
A Look Back at 'Joshua Tree' (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Justified: Decoy (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Making of 'Timerider' (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
The Making of 'Rolling Thunder' (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Special Collector's Edition: Perros de paja (2013) (TV Episode)
Maron: Jen Moves to L.A. (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Marc
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Group of church people singing "Shall We Gather At The River?" during a hold-up.
A Look Back at 'Cohen & Tate' (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Passion & Poetry: Sam's Trucker Movie (2013)
Stills shown & discussed.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Night of the Living Dead: Full Length Commentary (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among films that use scribs to simulate someone getting shot by a gun in a movie.
The Blacklist: Anslo Garrick (No. 16) (2013) (TV Episode)
The name of Anslo's group of mercenaries
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Blood Runs Thick (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mad Men: Waterloo (2014) (TV Episode)
Megan talks about going to see the movie.
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)
Title mentioned in relation to writer Walon Green.
Fury (2014)
The climax, where the small band of tankers agree to stay and fight the Germans despite being vastly outnumbered references the decision made by The Wild Bunch to rescue their comrade from the forces of the evil Mexican General, Mapache.
Chicago P.D.: Debts of the Past (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Honest Game Trailers: Red Dead Redemption (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Westworld: The Original (2016) (TV Episode)
Both titles introduce the town with a shot of children playing with scorpions.
Pendechos! (2016)
plays in the movie theater where the final shoot-out takes place.
Riverdale: Chapter Eight: The Outsiders (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster shown
Riverdale: Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster shown
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Starcrash (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bot"
Spielberg (2017) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in New Hollywood montage.
Passion & Poetry: Peckinpah Anecdotes (2017) (Short)
an actor talks about the filming of this movie
Game Night (2018)
Max and Annie have a framed poster of this film on their living room wall.
The Mild Bunch
Title reference.

Featured in 

Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Hollywood Mavericks (1990)
Final bloody shootout
Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron (1993) (TV Movie)
Clips shown & discussed.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
on TV in motel
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
The Wild Bunch is #80.
CinéMagique (2002) (Short)
one of the film-clips in the Western sequence
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured and the title is mentioned.
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (2004) (TV Movie)
contains clips form film
A Simple Adventure Story: Sam Peckinpah, Mexico and 'The Wild Bunch' (2005) (Short)
Documentary on the making of this film.
Edge of Outside (2006)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
The Wild Bunch is #79.
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Special)
The Wild Bunch is the #6 western film.
The Business End: Violence in Cinema (2008) (Video)
Clips shown
Walking Vengeance (2008)
The DVD is played on TV with several scenes from the begining of the film being shown.
Cinemassacre's Top 10 Shoot 'Em Up Movies (2008) (Short)
The #2 pick.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 2012/The Messenger/Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) (TV Episode)
John Woo's #4 Favorite Film
Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2010)
Levon watches the movie on TV and talks about it
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Clips featured in Ernest Borgnine tribute.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Sex & Melodrama (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Western Movie Gunfights (2012) (TV Episode)
The Suicide Mission is #3.
Film 2017: Episode dated 16 January 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Epic Slow Motion Scenes (2013) (TV Episode)
The shoot out is #3.
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Western Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Wild Bunch is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Director's Cut Special Editions of Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
The Wild Bunch: The Original Director's Cut is given an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies with the Best Gunplay (2017) (TV Episode)
The Wild Bunch gets an honorable mention.
American Masters: Tyrus (2017) (TV Episode)
clip from the movie juxtaposed to storyboard
WatchMojo: Top 10 Western Movie Heroes (2018) (TV Episode)
Pike Bishop gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Movies That Caused People to Walk Out (2018) (TV Episode)
The Wild Bunch is #9.

Spoofed in 

Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown (1986) (Short)
Charlie Brown's massacre of the gang includes several shots, edits, and even sound bites from this film
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
The Mexican stand-off at the climax of both films.
The Simpsons: The Lastest Gun in the West (2002) (TV Episode)
Buck says he learned a lasso trick in "The Wild Lunch"

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