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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