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

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Tags: The Wild Bunch - Sam Peckinpah - William Holden - Warren Oates - Hard Boiled - Heat - Once Upon a Time in the West - The Untouchables - The Matrix - Leon - Open Range


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