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The Wild Bunch Quotes

The Wild Bunch is a television show that debuted in 1970 . The Wild Bunch completed its run in 1970.

It features Phil Feldman as producer, Jerry Fielding in charge of musical score, and Lucien Ballard as head of cinematography.

The Wild Bunch is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Wild Bunch is 143 minutes long. The Wild Bunch is distributed by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.

The cast includes: Bo Hopkins as Crazy Lee, William Holden as Pike Bishop, Chano Urueta as Don Jose, Robert Ryan as Deke Thornton, Albert Dekker as Harrigan, Ernest Borgnine as Dutch Engstrom, Edmond O'Brien as Sykes, Warren Oates as Lyle Gorch, Alfonso Arau as Herrera, Ben Johnson as Tector Gorch, Strother Martin as Coffer, L. Q. Jones as T.C., Jaime Sánchez as Angel, Jorge Russek as Maj. Zamorra, Emilio Fernández as Gen. Mapache, and Dub Taylor as Rev. Wainscoat.

The Wild Bunch Quotes

Robert Ryan as Deke Thornton

  • (Robert Ryan) "Harrigan. Next time, you better plan your massacre more carefully or I'll start with you."
  • (Robert Ryan) "You think Pike and old Sykes haven't been watchin' us. They know what this is all about; and what do I have? Nothin' but you egg-suckin', chicken stealing gutter trash with not even sixty rounds between you. We're after men; and I wish to God I was with them. The next time you make a mistake, I'm going to ride off and let you die."
  • (Robert Ryan) "Tell me, Mr. Harrigan, how does it feel? Getting paid for it? Getting paid to sit back and hire your killings -- with the law's arms around you? How does it feel to be so god**** right?"
  • (Albert Dekker) "Good."
  • (Robert Ryan) "You dirty son of a bitch."
  • (Robert Ryan) "What I like and what I need are two different things."

Bo Hopkins as Crazy Lee

  • (Bo Hopkins) "Well, how'd you like to kiss my sister's black cat's ass?"
  • (Bo Hopkins) "I kill 'em now?"
  • (William Holden) "No. Hold them here until the shooting starts."
  • (Bo Hopkins) "I'll hold 'em here 'til Hell freezes over or you say different."
  • (Bo Hopkins) "Feathers flew like a turkey. Well, they shouldn't have run; they shouldn't have run."

Strother Martin as Coffer

  • (Ross) "Whoeee. If Jess is waitin' for the buzzards to lead him to old Sykes, he's got a long wait. Looks like we got 'em all."
  • (Strother Martin) "T.C.. Look. It's the Gorchs, Engstrom, and look, here's Pike. You don't look like so much now, do you Mr. Pike?"
  • (Strother Martin) "It's them, Mr. Thornton. Shall we load 'em up?"
  • (L. Q. Jones) "Ain't we goin' to wait on Jess?"
  • (Strother Martin) "No, no, no. These boys'll start goin' ripe on us before too long."
  • (Strother Martin) "Mr Thornton; you, ah, rode with Pike, what kinda man we up against?"
  • (Robert Ryan) "The best. He never got caught."

Ernest Borgnine as Dutch Engstrom

  • (Ernest Borgnine) "What's our next move?"
  • (William Holden) "Well, I figure Agua Verde's the closest -- three days maybe. Then get the news and drift back to the border. Maybe a payroll, maybe a bank."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "Maybe that damn railroad."
  • (Ben Johnson) "That damn railroad you're talkin' about, sure as hell ain't a-gettin' no easier."
  • (Edmond O'Brien) "And you boys ain't gettin' any younger either."
  • (William Holden) "We've got to start thinking beyond our guns. Those days are closin' fast."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "At least we won't have to worry about Deke Thornton."
  • (William Holden) "Hell, no; not after ridin' a half a case of dynamite into the river."
  • (Edmond O'Brien) "Well, don't expect him to stay there. He'll be along -- and you know it."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "In the ravine south of here, you'll find the rest of the rifles in the wagon. You can have the wagon, we'll take the horses."
  • (Jorge Russek) "How many cases of rifles did you take from the train?"
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "Sixteen cases of rifles. We lost one on the trail"
  • (Emilio Fernández) "He stole it. The mother of the girl he killed told me so."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "Well, I'm wasting time here, adios."
  • (Emilio Fernández) "Y Angel?"
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "He's a thief; you take care of him."
  • (Emilio Fernández) "Bueno; adios gringo."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "Well, I'd say those fellas know how to handle themselves."
  • (Edmond O'Brien) "They been fightin' Apaches for a thousand years; That's a sure way to learn."
  • (William Holden) "They ever get armed, with good leaders, this whole country'll go up in smoke."
  • (Edmond O'Brien) "That it will son, that it will."
  • (Warren Oates) "They made damn fools out of us, Mr. Bishop. Gettin' so a feller can't sleep with both eyes closed for fear of gettin' his throat cut. Where in hell were you?"
  • (Ben Johnson) "Now you listen to me, Lyle; You get up off your ass and help once in a while, I wouldn'a got caught near s'easy."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "Give 'em hell Pike."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "They'll be waitin' for us."
  • (William Holden) "I wouldn't have it any other way."

Edmond O'Brien as Sykes

  • (Edmond O'Brien) "I Didn't expect to find you here."
  • (Robert Ryan) "Why not? I sent them back; That's all I said I'd do."
  • (Edmond O'Brien) "They didn't get very far."
  • (Robert Ryan) "I figured."
  • (Edmond O'Brien) "What are your plans, now?"
  • (Robert Ryan) "Drift around down here. Try to stay out of jail."
  • (Edmond O'Brien) "Well, me and the boys got some work to do. You want to come with us? It ain't like it used to be; but it'll do."

William Holden as Pike Bishop

  • (William Holden) "With the way the Generalissimo's cleaned out this part of the country, he ought to have a lot"
  • (William Holden) "to spare."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "Eh, "Generalissimo", hell. He's just another bandit grabbin' all he can for himself."
  • (William Holden) "Like some others I could mention?"
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "Not so's you'd know it, Mr. Bishop. We ain't nothin' like him. We don't HANG nobody. I hope, someday, these people here kick him, and the rest of that scum like him, right into their graves."
  • (Jaime Sánchez) "We will. If it takes forever."
  • (William Holden) "You know what this is?"
  • (Alfonso Arau) "Cuidado."
  • (William Holden) "Any trouble, no guns for the General."
  • (Alfonso Arau) "Ha, ha-ha-ha-ha. Very smart. That's very smart for you damn gringos. So nobody can rob the guns."
  • (William Holden) "Nobody."
  • (Alfonso Arau) "I am not afraid. They are not afraid. You blow up the wagon, you die. Or we kill you pretty soon. But we are amigos."
  • (William Holden) "You know what we are then?"
  • (Chano Urueta) "Si, the both of you."
  • (William Holden) "And you."
  • (William Holden) "We're not gonna get rid of anybody. We're gonna stick together, just like it used to be. When you side with a man, you stay with him. And if you can't do that, you're like some animal, you're finished. We're finished. All of us."
  • (William Holden) "Let's go."
  • (William Holden) "Bitch."
  • (William Holden) "Let's go."
  • (Warren Oates) "Why not?"
  • (William Holden) "You boys want to move on or stay here and give him a -- decent burial?"
  • (Ben Johnson) "He was a good man, and I think we oughta bury him."
  • (William Holden) "He's DEAD. And he's got a lot of good men back there to keep him company."
  • (Warren Oates) "Too damn many."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "I think the boys are right. I'd like to say a few words for the dear, dead departed. And maybe a few hymns'd be in order. Followed by a church supper. With a choir."
  • (Warren Oates) "You crazy bastards. Both of ya."
  • (William Holden) "C'mon, you lazy bastard."
  • (William Holden) "There was a man named Harrigan. Used to have a way of doin' things. I made him change his ways. A hell of a lot of people, Dutch, just can't stand to be wrong."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "Pride."
  • (William Holden) "And they can't forget it -- that pride -- being wrong. Or learn by it"
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "How 'bout us, Pike? You reckon we learned; bein' wrong, today?"
  • (William Holden) "I sure hope to God we did."
  • (William Holden) "If they move, kill 'em."
  • (William Holden) "I'd like to make one good score and back off --"
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "Back off to what?"
  • (William Holden) "What would you do in his place? He gave his word."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "He gave his word to a railroad."
  • (William Holden) "It's his word."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "That ain't what counts. It's who you give it to."

Jaime Sánchez as Angel

  • (Jaime Sánchez) "Would you give guns to someone to kill your father or your mother or your brother?"
  • (William Holden) "Ten thousand cuts an awful lot of family ties."
  • (Jaime Sánchez) "My people have no guns. But with guns, my people could fight. If I could take guns -- I would go with you."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "Hey, uh, how many cases of rifles did Zamora say was in that shipment?"
  • (William Holden) "Sixteen."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "Well, give him one."
  • (William Holden) "All right. One case -- and one case of ammo; but you give up your share of the gold."
  • (Jaime Sánchez) "I will."
  • (William Holden) "We know you will."
  • (Edmond O'Brien) "I'm sure glad we got that settled."
  • (Jaime Sánchez) "Mexico lindo."
  • (Warren Oates) "I don't see nothin' so lindo about it."

Chano Urueta as Don Jose

  • (Chano Urueta) "We all dream of being a child again, even the worst of us. Perhaps the worst most of all."

Dub Taylor as Rev. Wainscoat

  • (Dub Taylor) "Do not drink wine or strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, least ye shall die. Look not though upon the wine when it is red, and when it bringeth his color in the cup, when it moveth itself aright at the last, it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder. Now folks, that's from the Good Book, but in this here town it's five cents a glass. Five cents a glass, now does anyone think that that is a price of a drink?"

Ben Johnson as Tector Gorch

  • (Ben Johnson) "Silver rings."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) ""Silver rings", your butt. Them's washers. Damn."
  • (Warren Oates) "Washers. Washers. We shot our way out of that town for a dollar's worth of steel holes."
  • (William Holden) "They set it up."
  • (Warren Oates) ""They"? Who in the hell is "they?""
  • (Edmond O'Brien) ""They"? Why, they is the plain and fancy they, that's who "they" is. Caught you, didn't they? Tied a tin can to your tail. Led you in and waltzed you out again. Oh my, what a bunch. Big tough ones, hunh? Here you are with a handful of holes, a thumb up your ass, and a big grin to pass the time of day with. They? Who the hell is "they?""
  • (William Holden) "Railroad men -- bounty hunters -- Deke Thornton."

Warren Oates as Lyle Gorch

  • (Warren Oates) "All your fancy plannin' and talkin' damn near got us shot to pieces over a few lousy bags of washers. Well, this was goin' to be me and Tector's last job before we quit and headed south. We spent all our time and money a-gettin' ready for this."
  • (William Holden) "You spent all your time and money runnin' whores in Hondo while I spent my stake settin' it up."
  • (William Holden) "Hell, I should have been runnin' whores instead of stealin' Army horses."
  • (Warren Oates) "While you was doin' all that plannin', me and Tector was gettin' our bell rope pulled by two -- two, mind you, Hondo whores."
  • (Ernest Borgnine) "And Pike was dreamin' of washers -- you were matching whores -- in tandem."
  • (Warren Oates) "What's that?"
  • (Ben Johnson) "That's one behind t'other."
  • (Warren Oates) "That's right. That's what we was doin'."
  • (Warren Oates) "Hey, Angel. Why don't you tell your folks to feed them dogs?"
  • (Jaime Sánchez) "Any insult to my family while we are here and I will kill you."
  • (Warren Oates) "Hey, Angel; do you have a sister?"
  • (Jaime Sánchez) "Si."
  • (Warren Oates) "I'd be pleased to make her acquaintance. And that of your mama too."
  • (Ben Johnson) "And the same goes for your grandma, too Sonny."

Albert Dekker as Harrigan

  • (Albert Dekker) "And who the hell is Mapache?"
  • (Robert Ryan) "A killer for Huerta who calls himself a general. He's been fighting Villa, and losing."

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