The Wild Bunch (1969) Written and directed by Sam Peckinpah from a story by Walon Green and Roy N. Sickner.
Ernest Borgnine as Dutch Engstrom and William Holden as Pike Bishop (not pictured).

Dutch: Hey, I’m down to about twenty in silver.
Pike: Well, with the way the Generalissimo’s cleaned out this part of the country, he ought to have a lot to spare.
Dutch: Yeahhh, “Generalissimo” hell. He’s just another bandit grabbin’ all he can for himself.
Pike: Like some others I could mention? (laughs)
Dutch: Not so’s you’d know it, Mr. Bishop. We ain’t nothin‘ like him. We don’t hang nobody. I hope someday these people here kick him and the rest of that scum like ‘im right into their graves.

4 Responses to “The Wild Bunch (1969) – RIP Ernest Borgnine”

  1. I’d like to say a few words for the dear dead departed. And maybe a few hymns would be in order, followed by a church supper. With a choir.

  2. Ha! Good one.

  3. His performance in MARTY of course is one for the ages, but a long and famed life.

  4. Nice work there, alljack. His turn in Wild Bunch is one of my favorites. I think he lived a very full and long life, yet I was still deeply saddened to see Ernie go. Great actor, with a really rich and varied career.

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