Bonnie & Clyde (2013 miniseries)

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Bonnie & Clyde
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Genre Docudrama
Distributed by Storyline Entertainment
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Produced by David A. Rosemont
Craig Zadan
Neil Meron
Written by John Rice
Joe Batteer
Starring Emile Hirsch
Holliday Grainger
Music by John Debney
Cinematography Francis Kenny
Editing by John David Allen
David Beatty
Production company Sony Pictures Television
Country United States
Language English
Original channel A&E
History
Lifetime
Original run December 8, 2013 (2013-12-08)  – December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09)
Running time 240 minutes (two parts)
No. of episodes Two
Official website

Bonnie & Clyde is a 2013 miniseries about Great Depression-era outlaws Bonnie and Clyde starring Emile Hirsch as Clyde Barrow and Holliday Grainger as Bonnie Parker. The two-part film aired on consecutive nights, December 8 and 9, 2013, simultaneously on A&E, History, and Lifetime (all owned by A&E Networks).[1] The first previews for the film were released on September 23, 2013.[2]

Plot[edit]

The two-part TV movie is based on the true story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber, sweeps Parker – a young and impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, who is already married – off her feet. In the early 1930s, the two embark on one of the most infamous crime sprees in American history.

Part 1: Tells the story of Clyde Barrow's childhood growing up in rural Texas with his older brother Buck as they steal chickens, and later they do a stint in prison for stealing bigger and better things. After Buck ends up incarcerated again, Clyde meets the love of his life Bonnie Parker, who dreams of becoming a movie star in Hollywood. Soon the couple goes on a crime spree, robbing banks together after Clyde's partner is caught. They are able to stay one step ahead of the "laws" while they rob bigger banks in the state.

Part 2: Clyde asks his newlywed brother Buck to help them. Not wanting to be alone at home, his wife Blanche becomes the fourth member of the Barrow Gang. However, Bonnie pushes Clyde to commit more dangerous crimes and rob banks across the state line to generate headlines in the newspapers, and their life of crime soon leads to their deaths.

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Ratings[edit]

Part 1 of Bonnie & Clyde delivered 9.8 million total viewers simulcast on three networks. This is cable's best miniseries opening in ratings since 2006's Broken Trail, outside of History's Hatfields & McCoys and The Bible.[3] A&E Networks closed out its two-part miniseries with 7.4 million viewers.[4]

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