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Bonnie & Clyde (2013 miniseries)

Bonnie & Clyde is a revisionist 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] The series was widely criticized for its historical inaccuracies, particularly as it was aired on History.[3][4]

Bonnie & Clyde
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Genre Historical fiction
Written by John Rice
Joe Batteer
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Starring Emile Hirsch
Holliday Grainger
Theme music composer John Debney
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 2
Producer(s) David A. Rosemont
Craig Zadan
Neil Meron
Cinematography Francis Kenny
Editor(s) John David Allen
David Beatty
Running time 240 minutes (two parts)
Production company(s) Sony Pictures Television
Distributor Storyline Entertainment
Original network A&E
Original release December 8 (2013-12-08) – December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09)
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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.




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.[5] A&E Networks closed out its two-part miniseries with 7.4 million viewers.[6]


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