December 7, 2010
Warner Home Video
Based on the true-life exploits of the notorious Depression-era bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Gun-toting drifter Clyde rescues dreamer Bonnie from her drab existence by regaling her with colorful tales of the outlaw life. Joined by Clyde's brother, his wife, and a gas-station attendant, they go on a crime spree through Texas and Oklahoma.
The epic saga of Depression-era bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, this road film juxtaposes easygoing humor with scenes of incredibly graphic violence. Controversial when released, it heralded the coming increase in cinematic violence and naturalism. Academy Award Nominations: 10, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Warren Beatty, Best Actress--Faye Dunaway, Best (Original) Screenplay. Academy Awards: 2, including Best Supporting Actress--Estelle Parsons.
The Warner Brothers Classics VHS version (Cat. #14423) includes the original theatrical trailer.
Gene Wilder made his film debut in "Bonnie and Clyde."
Color by Technicolor.
Opening film at the 1967 Montreal International Film Festival.
Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Censors.
Originally rated MPAA M (for Mature Audiences).