Based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker, an impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, off her feet, and the two embark on ...
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A British spin on the story of two of America's best known bank robbers, Bonnie and Clyde, a pair who captured the imaginations of a nation disillusioned by financial crisis. This is the ... See full summary »
The real Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were even more compelling and profound than the iconic characters of the classic Hollywood film. They lived their lives amid rural poverty during the... See full summary »
Dixie Lee Sedgwick,
During the Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet and fall in love over a cup of hot chocolate. Their violent courtship leads to bank robberies, prison and a multi-state crime spree, securing their place in history.
Bonnie Parker is estranged from her husband while still only just barely eighteen. Clyde Barrow, a handsome charmer who is in love with Bonnie, is a small-time thief, 'borrowing' cars to ... See full summary »
Based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker, an impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, off her feet, and the two embark on one one of most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history.Written by
While talking to Frank Hamer in custody, Raymond Hamilton says that Barrow loves big block Fords and won't steal a car unless the car is powered by a V8. Throughout the miniseries, Barrow is usually seen driving a different Ford Model A that only had an I4 and is only seen once driving an actual Ford that came with a V8. See more »
The only truths found in this made for television movie
Are that there was a gang known as Bonnie and Clyde...
They had a lawman named Frank Hamer (a real life Walker: Texas Ranger) chasing after them...
And their stories converge in Louisiana when an ambush kills Bonnie and Clyde.
Everything else was just filler to try to tell a story.
Let's be real here though, it was A&E that put this together: Arts and Entertainment, which also owns Lifetime (conversely known as Wifetime), and History, which seems less concerned about history and more concerned about spinning a good story. With that, the cinematography is good for a "made for television" budget, and the acting is good. It isn't garbage like many reviews are saying it is. However, elements of teleplay really push what's good about this into territory that it doesn't need to go.
The real history of Bonnie and Clyde is compelling enough, considering much of what they did was interpreted as desperate people fighting back against cold-hearted and nameless capitalist institutions during the Great Depression. And that a woman would get caught up in it was also compelling. Had the story stuck to that, this would have been better. There is however no need to distort the history to tell a good story when the story can stand on its own.
It gets credit from me for the filming and the acting. It looses too much on the rest.
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