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David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American filmmaker and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch (1969). He was known for the innovative and explicit depiction of action and violence, as well as his revisionist approach to the Western genre.
Peckinpah's films generally deal with the conflict between values and ideals, and the corruption of violence in human society. He was given the nickname "Bloody Sam" owing to the violence in his films. His characters are often loners or losers who desire to be honorable, but are forced to compromise in order to survive in a world of nihilism and brutality.
Peckinpah's combative personality, marked by years of alcohol and drug abuse, has often overshadowed his professional legacy. Many of his films were noted for behind-the-scenes battles with producers and crew members, damaging his ... Show more...
As: Himself (archive footage)
What is the state of cinema and what being a filmmaker means? What are the measures taken to protect authors' copyright? What is their legal status in different countries? (Sequel to “Filmmakers vs. Tycoons.”)
Runtime: 103 min.
Directed by: Carlos Benpar
As: Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Through a poignant array of film clips and rare interviews, this documentary reveals a tortured artist whose genius and demons changed the Western forever.
Runtime: 83 min.
Directed by: Tom Thurman
As: Maxwell Danforth's Aide
The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.
Runtime: 103 min.
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
This straight-talking program seeks to understand the enigmatic and controversial Sam Peckinpah, whose violent films such as The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs had a telling effect on the cinema of the 1970s and 80s. Those who knew and worked with him, including actor James Coburn, actress Ali MacGraw, his associate Katherine Haber, his cousin Bob Peckinpah, and several screenwriters and ...
Runtime: 92 min.
Directed by: Paul Joyce
As: Dr. Sam Collins
An ancient intergalactic warrior arrives on Earth to put a stop to a demonic child's plot to reproduce Satan's next generation of evil.
Runtime: 108 min.
Directed by: Giulio Paradisi
As: Wilbur Olsen
Gunslinger Clayton Drumm (Testi) is about to be hanged when he is given a chance to live if he will agree to murder Matthew (Oates), a miner who has steadfastly refused to sell his land to the railroad company. Matthew’s refusal is a major obstacle to the railroad’s plans for expansion.
Runtime: 102 min.
Directed by: Monte Hellman
As: Charlie the Meter Reader
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
Runtime: 80 min.
Directed by: Don Siegel