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The Wild Bunch

Released 1969
Distributor Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Sam Peckinpah’s blood-flecked classic was a boxoffice disaster in its Vietnam-era day, but has come to be recognized as one of the all-time greats, a brilliant portrait of the end of an era of tough S.O.Bs made by…well, a tough S.O.B.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.