Wild Bunch Tops Greatest Shoot-Outs Poll
Classic western THE WILD BUNCH contains the best shoot-out in movie history, according to a British film magazine poll.
The ultra-violent finale of legendary director SAM PECKINPAH's 1969 film - which stars WILLIAM HOLDEN, WARREN OATES and ERNEST BORGNINE - is widely considered to be a landmark sequence in action cinema.
The Wild Bunch sequence beat similarly high-octane scenes from Hong Kong mob movie HARD BOILED, which came second, and third-placed 1995 heist classic HEAT, in the EMPIRE survey.
The top 10 is:
2. HARD BOILED (1992)
3. HEAT (1995)
4. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968)
5. THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)
6. THE MATRIX (1999)
7. LEON (1994)
8. STATE OF GRACE (1990)
9. OPEN RANGE (2003)
10. COP LAND (1997). (KL/TS/GES)
10. COP LAND (1997).01/07/2004 09:29