Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 111 minutes
When the "Roaring Twenties" ended with a crash, the dark clouds of depression covered the body and soul. It reduced many of American's solid citizens to desperate people who would do anything they could to survive. Shanty towns, bread lines and riding the rails were common sights. Banks closed in many towns and cities, farmers were willing to go almost any place to improve their lives, even a little bit. The "dust bowl" certainly added to their misery, against this dark curtain a different kind of hero captured the imagination of many Americans. Desperados such as John Dillinger and Babyface Nelson drove through the Midwest robbing banks and gas stations. They were involved in wild "shoot-outs" with the law which captured newspaper headlines across the nation and a public following that rivaled movie stars and sports heroes. They became idols of sorts to the common man because they represented the law of survival. Leaving several dead men in their wake, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker had a career that lasted a little more than two years and yet, history has judged them to be two of the most fascinating criminals of that era. This video documentary is the factual story of Bonnie and Clyde as remembered by those people who knew them as family, friends, acquaintances and eye-witnesses to their escapades. This is their story as told by historians who have researched the facts to separate them from the fiction that seems to have followed Bonnie and Clyde as time goes by. This is the true story of Bonnie and Clyde; a twisted tale of love, family and violence. For Private Use only. This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
I don't think he's lost. I think the bank's been offerin' extra reward money for us. I think Frank just figured on some easy pickin's, didn't ya Frank? You're no Texas Ranger. You're hardly doin' your job. You ought to be home protectin' the rights of poor folk, not out chasin' after us!
Hey, you wanna hear a story 'bout this boy? He owned a dairy farm, see. And his ol' Ma, she was kinda sick, you know. And the doctor, he had called him come over, and said, uh, "Uhh listen, your Ma, she's lyin' there, she's just so sick and she's weakly, and uh, uh I want ya to try to persuade her to take a little brandy," you see. Just to pick her spirits up, ya know. And "Ma's a teetotaler," he says. "She wouldn't touch a drop." "Well, I'll tell ya whatcha do, uh," -- the doc -- "I'll tell ya whatcha do, you bring in a fresh quart of milk every day and you put some brandy in it, see. And see. You try that." So he did. And he doctored it all up with the brandy, fresh milk, and he gave it to his Mom. And she drank a little bit of it, you know. So next day, he brought it in again and she drank a little more, you know. And so they went on that way for the third day and just a little more, and the fourth day, she was, you know, took a little bit more - and then finally, one week later, he gave her the milk and she just drank it down. Boy, she swallowed the whole, whole, whole thing, you know. And she called him over and she said, "Son, whatever you do, don't sell that cow!"
You know Clyde, I read about you all in the papers, and I just get scared.
Now Ms. Parker, don't you believe what you read in all them newspapers. That's the law talkin' there. They want us to look big so they gonna look big when they catch us. And they ain't gonna catch us. 'Cause I'm even better at runnin' than I am at robbin' banks! Shoot, if we'd done half that stuff they said we'd done in that paper, we'd be millionaires by now, wouldn't we? But Ms. Parker, this here's the way we know best how to make money. But we gonna be quittin' all this, as soon as the hard times are over. I can tell ya that. Why just the other night, me and Bonnie were talkin'. And we were talkin' about the time we're gonna settle down and get us a home. And uh, she says to me, she says, "You know, I couldn't bear to live more than three miles from my precious Mother." Now how'd ya like that, Mother Parker?
I don't believe I would. I surely don't. You try to live three miles from me and you won't live long, honey. You best keep runnin', Clyde Barrow. And you know it.
Alright. Alright. If all you want's a stud service, you get on back to West Dallas and you stay there the rest of your life. You're worth more than that. A lot more than that. You know it and that's why you come along with me. You could find a lover boy on every damn corner in town. It don't make a damn to them whether you're waitin' on tables or pickin' cotton, but it does make a damn to me.
Why? What's you mean, "Why?" Because you're different, that's why. You know, you're like me. You want different things. You got somethin' better than bein' a waitress. You and me travelin' together, we could cut a path clean across this state and Kansas and Missouri and Oklahoma and everybody'd know about it. You listen to me, Miss Bonnie Parker. You listen to me.
What would you do if some miracle happened and we could walk out of here tomorrow morning and start all over again clean? No record and nobody after us, huh?
Well, uh, I guess I'd do it all different. First off, I wouldn't live in the same state where we pull our jobs. We'd live in another state. We'd stay clean there and then when we'd take a bank, we'd go into the other state.