The Wild Bunch (1969) Poster

Edmond O'Brien: Sykes

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  • [last lines] 

    Sykes : I didn't expect to find you here.

    Deke Thornton : Why not? I sent them back. That's all I said I'd do.

    Sykes : They didn't get very far.

    Deke Thornton : I figured.

    Sykes : What are your plans, now?

    Deke Thornton : Drift around down here. Try to stay out of jail.

    Sykes : 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.

  • Sykes : Say, back there in Starbuck. How'd my boy do?

    Pike Bishop : Your boy? Crazy Lee?

    Sykes : Yeah, C.L., Clarence Lee, my daughter's boy. Not too bright, but a good boy.

    Pike Bishop : [thinks back on Crazy Lee agreeing to remain behind while the rest escaped]  Why didn't you tell me he was your grandson?

    Sykes : Well, you had enough things on your mind; besides he had to pull his own weight just like the rest of us. I just wanted to make sure he didn't let you down: run when things got hot. Huh? Huh?

    Pike Bishop : No, he did fine... just fine.

  • Tector Gorch : Silver rings.

    Dutch Engstrom : [upset]  "Silver rings", your butt! Them's washers! Damn!

    Lyle Gorch : Washers. Washers. We shot our way out of that town for a dollar's worth of steel holes!

    Pike Bishop : They set it up.

    Lyle Gorch : "They"? Who in the hell is "they?"

    Sykes : [laughs hysterically]  "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?"

    Pike Bishop : Railroad men... bounty hunters... Deke Thornton.

  • Angel : Would you give guns to someone to kill your father or your mother or your brother?

    Pike Bishop : Ten thousand cuts an awful lot of family ties.

    Angel : My people have no guns. But with guns, my people could fight! If I could take guns... I would go with you.

    Dutch Engstrom : Hey, uh, how many cases of rifles did Zamora say was in that shipment?

    Pike Bishop : Sixteen.

    Dutch Engstrom : Well, give him one.

    Pike Bishop : All right. One case... and one case of ammo; but you give up your share of the gold.

    Angel : I will.

    Pike Bishop : We know you will.

    Sykes : I'm sure glad we got that settled.

  • [the Bunch has just escaped from bounty hunters by blowing up a bridge] 

    Dutch Engstrom : At least we won't have to worry about Deke Thornton.

    Pike Bishop : [laughs]  Hell, no; not after ridin' a half a case of dynamite into the river!

    Sykes : [calmly]  Well, don't expect him to stay there! He'll be along... and you know it!

  • Dutch Engstrom : [impressed]  Well, I'd say those fellas know how to handle themselves!

    Sykes : They been fightin' Apaches for a thousand years; That's a sure way to learn.

    Pike Bishop : They ever get armed, with good leaders, this whole country'll go up in smoke!

    Sykes : That it will son, that it will.

    Lyle Gorch : 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?

    Tector Gorch : 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.

  • Dutch Engstrom : What's our next move?

    Pike Bishop : 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.

    Dutch Engstrom : Maybe that damn railroad.

    Tector Gorch : That damn railroad you're talkin' about, sure as hell ain't a-gettin' no easier.

    Sykes : And you boys ain't gettin' any younger either!

    [laughs] 

    Pike Bishop : We've got to start thinking beyond our guns. Those days are closin' fast.

  • Sykes : I'll drink to that sentiment. And to love. But most of all, I'll drink to gold!

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