The Sam Peckinpah Showdown Quiz

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

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    Before he became a famous film director, Sam Peckinpah created this popular television series.
  • 2
    Sam Peckinpah began his film career with this 1961 film starring Brian Keith.
  • 3
    Sam Peckinpah's first critical hit, this 1962 Western film starred Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea in the twilight of their careers.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 7
    This two-time Academy Award winning actor played the title role in Sam Peckinpah's 1970 Western film "The Ballad of Cable Hogue."
  • 8
    These veteran actors played Steve McQueen's parents in Sam Peckinpah's 1972 rodeo film "Junior Bonner."
  • 9
    A big box office hit, this 1972 Sam Peckinpah action film detailed a modern-day bank robbery in southwest Texas.
  • 10
    She played Dustin Hoffman's victimized British wife in Sam Peckinpah's 1971 dark action drama "Straw Dogs."

  • 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.
  • 12
    This popular character actor played the lead role in Sam Peckinpah's bleak 1974 film "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia."
  • 13
    What was the name of Sam Peckinpah's 1975 CIA thriller starring James Caan and Robert Duvall?
  • 14
    Orson Welles called this 1977 Sam Peckinpah epic "the greatest anti-war film ever made."
  • 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!
  • 16
    Sam Peckinpah's final film as a director was the 1983 thriller "The Osterman Weekend." What actor played the lead role?

  • 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.
  • 18
    Sam Peckinpah's final work as a director before his 1984 death from a stroke were music videos for what singer?
  • 19
    Sam Peckinpah was fired from directing this 1965 gambling film starring Steve McQueen.
  • 20
    Sam Peckinpah polished the screenplay and played a small role in this 1956 Don Siegel science fiction film.

  • 21
    Sam Peckinpah created this critically-acclaimed, short-lived 1960 TV series starring Brian Keith.
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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?
  • 25
    The first film Sam Peckinpah ever worked on under the tutelage of Don Siegel was this 1954 prison drama.
  • 26
    She played the love interest of the title character in Sam Peckinpah's "The Ballad of Cable Hogue."

  • 27
    This Academy Award-nominated actor played the truck driver Pig Pen in Sam Peckinpah's "Convoy."
  • 28
    This Sam Peckinpah project was finally made into a film in 1998 starring Woody Harrelson and Billy Crudup.
  • 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?
  • 30
    Sam Peckinpah wrote the screenplay but did not direct this 1968 film starring Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum and Charles Bronson.

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