The Sam Peckinpah Showdown Quiz

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Test your knowledge on the legendary career of film director Sam Peckinpah.

  • 1
    Before he became a famous film director, Sam Peckinpah created this popular television series.
    Have Gun - Will Travel
    The Rifleman
    Route 66
  • 2
    Sam Peckinpah began his film career with this 1961 film starring Brian Keith.
    The Deadly Trackers
    Monte Walsh
    Major Dundee
    The Deadly Companions
    Ride the High Country
  • 3
    Sam Peckinpah's first critical hit, this 1962 Western film starred Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea in the twilight of their careers.
    Major Dundee
    The Wild Bunch
    Wild Rovers
    The Train Robbers
    Ride the High Country
  • 4
    Charlton Heston played the lead role in this 1965 cavalry epic, the first example of the difficulties that could arise during the making of a Sam Peckinpah film.
    The Wild Bunch
    Fort Apache
    Rio Grande
    Major Dundee
  • 5
    Blacklisted from the industry for the first time due to his notorious behavior, Sam Peckinpah staged a comeback of sorts with this highly-regarded 1966 made-for-television drama starring Jason Robards and Olivia de Havilland.
    The Ballad of Cable Hogue
    Noon Wine
    Amber Waves
    The Jerico Mile
    Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • 6
    Sam Peckinpah's most famous film, this 1969 Western epic starred William Holden and Ernest Borgnine as the leaders of a gang of outlaws.
    Straw Dogs
    The Wild Bunch
    The Long Riders
    The Culpepper Cattle Co.
    The Young Riders
  • 7
    This two-time Academy Award winning actor played the title role in Sam Peckinpah's 1970 Western film "The Ballad of Cable Hogue."
    Gregory Peck
    Lee Marvin
    Dustin Hoffman
    Robert Redford
    Jason Robards
  • 8
    These veteran actors played Steve McQueen's parents in Sam Peckinpah's 1972 rodeo film "Junior Bonner."
    Charles Durning and Anne Bancroft
    Richard Widmark and Anjelica Huston
    John Huston and Ava Gardner
    Robert Preston and Ida Lupino
    James Coburn and Anne Archer
  • 9
    A big box office hit, this 1972 Sam Peckinpah action film detailed a modern-day bank robbery in southwest Texas.
    The Getaway
    The Hot Rock
    The Brink's Job
    The Killer Elite
  • 10
    She played Dustin Hoffman's victimized British wife in Sam Peckinpah's 1971 dark action drama "Straw Dogs."
    Mia Farrow
    Glenda Jackson
    Vanessa Redgrave
    Susan George
  • 11
    This popular singer not only played a role in Sam Peckinpah's 1973 Western "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid," but he composed the film's songs.
    Jim Morrison
    Willie Nelson
    Mick Jagger
    Johnny Cash
    Bob Dylan
  • 12
    This popular character actor played the lead role in Sam Peckinpah's bleak 1974 film "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia."
    L.Q. Jones
    Strother Martin
    George Kennedy
    Warren Oates
    John Carradine
  • 13
    What was the name of Sam Peckinpah's 1975 CIA thriller starring James Caan and Robert Duvall?
    The Spy Who Came In From the Cold
    The Killer Elite
    The Osterman Weekend
  • 14
    Orson Welles called this 1977 Sam Peckinpah epic "the greatest anti-war film ever made."
    The Guns of Navarone
    The Bridge at Remagen
    Cross of Iron
    A Bridge Too Far
    Paths of Glory
  • 15
    Sam Peckinpah's greatest box office hit, this trucker extravaganza co-starred Kris Kristofferson and Ali MacGraw - isn't nothing going to get in their way!
    Cisco Pike
    White Line Fever
    The Great Smokey Roadblock
    High Ballin'
  • 16
    Sam Peckinpah's final film as a director was the 1983 thriller "The Osterman Weekend." What actor played the lead role?
    Robert Duvall
    Alain Delon
    Michael Caine
    Rutger Hauer
    Harrison Ford
  • 17
    Once again blackballed from the industry due to destructive behavior and desperate for work, Sam Peckinpah did some second-unit directing on this 1982 Las Vegas comedy/drama starring Bette Midler.
    The Color of Money
    The Rose
    Leaving Las Vegas
  • 18
    Sam Peckinpah's final work as a director before his 1984 death from a stroke were music videos for what singer?
    David Bowie
    Willie Nelson
    Julian Lennon
    Michael Jackson
    Kris Kristofferson
  • 19
    Sam Peckinpah was fired from directing this 1965 gambling film starring Steve McQueen.
    The Cincinnati Kid
    The Thomas Crown Affair
    The Hustler
    The Only Game in Town
    Nevada Smith
  • 20
    Sam Peckinpah polished the screenplay and played a small role in this 1956 Don Siegel science fiction film.
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Forbidden Planet
    This Island Earth
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    The Thing
  • 21
    Sam Peckinpah created this critically-acclaimed, short-lived 1960 TV series starring Brian Keith.
    The Smith Family
    Death Valley Days
    The Westerner
  • 22
    This Academy Award-winning actor played the lead role in "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" and "Cross of Iron," while also serving as second unit director to Sam Peckinpah on "Convoy."
    Kris Kristofferson
    James Coburn
    Maximiliam Schell
    Robert Duvall
    Ernest Borgnine
  • 23
    This colorful supporting actor would play the role of Crazy Lee in Sam Peckinpah's "The Wild Bunch," and would later go on to star in "American Graffiti" and "Midnight Express."
    John Hurt
    Bo Hopkins
    Paul Le Mat
    L.Q. Jones
    Strother Martin
  • 24
    Sam Peckinpah was offered the chance to direct two eventual blockbusters in 1976, turning down both opportunities to direct "Cross of Iron." What films were they?
    Grease and Hooper
    The Omen and Silver Streak
    Saturday Night Fever and The Deep
    Midway and Rocky
    King Kong and Superman
  • 25
    The first film Sam Peckinpah ever worked on under the tutelage of Don Siegel was this 1954 prison drama.
    Riot in Cell Block 11
    Cool Hand Luke
    Birdman of Alcatraz
    The Great Escape
  • 26
    She played the love interest of the title character in Sam Peckinpah's "The Ballad of Cable Hogue."
    Stella Stevens
    Senta Berger
    Susan George
    Helen Shaver
    Sally Field
  • 27
    This Academy Award-nominated actor played the truck driver Pig Pen in Sam Peckinpah's "Convoy."
    Richard Farnsworth
    Burt Young
    Warren Oates
    James Caan
    Ben Johnson
  • 28
    This Sam Peckinpah project was finally made into a film in 1998 starring Woody Harrelson and Billy Crudup.
    The Hi-Lo Country
    The Cowboy Way
    Wag the Dog
  • 29
    The climatic gun battle in Sam Peckinpah's "The Wild Bunch" took 12 strenuous days to film. What did crew members nickname the battle?
    The Battle of Bloody Porch
    The Guns of Navarone
    The Battle of the Bulge
    High Noon
    The Battle of Little Big Horn
  • 30
    Sam Peckinpah wrote the screenplay but did not direct this 1968 film starring Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum and Charles Bronson.
    Hard Times
    Villa Rides

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