Sam Peckinpah

Sam Peckinpah

Highest Rated: 97% Major Dundee (1965)

Lowest Rated: 42% The Osterman Weekend (1983)

Birthday: Feb 21, 1925

Birthplace: Fresno, California, USA

A paradox who both cultivated and disdained his own legend, Sam Peckinpah evoked varied responses to his often violent films that typically existed on a skewed moral plane between eras and cultures, with ambiguous quests for identity and redemption undertaken by hopelessly lost outcasts and enemies. After receiving his start on television, Peckinpah made a powerful statement with only his second film, "Ride the High Country" (1962), a revisionist Western that presaged the greatness that came later in the decade. Peckinpah emerged triumphant with "The Wild Bunch" (1969), a classic revisionist Western that marked the true high point of his creative powers. His final movies, "Cross of Iron" (1976), "Convoy" (1978) and "The Osterman Weekend" (1983) continued to showcase his genius. Peckinpah established his reputation as a great filmmaker able to elicit strong emotional responses with his kinetic and often operatic imagery.

Highest rated movies

The Visitor

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
42% 38% The Osterman Weekend Director - 1983
78% 44% The Visitor Dr. Sam Collins (Character) - 1979
43% 72% Convoy Director - 1978
No Score Yet 44% Amore, piombo e furore (Gunfire)(China 9, Liberty 37) (Love, Bullets and Frenzy) Unknown (Character) - 1978
71% 87% Cross of Iron Director - 1977
50% 33% The Killer Elite Director - 1975
77% 85% Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Director - 1974
86% 83% Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Director - 1973
86% 81% The Getaway Director - 1972
92% 63% Junior Bonner Director - 1972
83% 82% Straw Dogs Director,
Screenwriter
- 1971
94% 81% The Ballad of Cable Hogue Director,
Producer
- 1970
90% 90% The Wild Bunch Director,
Writer
- 1969
No Score Yet 46% Villa Rides Screenwriter - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Noon Wine Director,
Writer
- 1966
60% 33% The Glory Guys Writer - 1965
97% 67% Major Dundee Director,
Screenwriter
$14.9K 1965
93% 84% Ride the High Country Director - 1962
86% 34% The Deadly Companions Director - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Time or Bust Director - 1934

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 81% Sliders Director 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Director 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Westerner Director 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Director,
Writer
1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Director,
Writer
1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Writer 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Writer 1957