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They Rob Banks: 'Bonnie & Clyde' Adaptations To Prepare You For Sunday Night

12/04/2013 03:29 pm ET
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The newest adaptation of "Bonnie and Clyde," a Lifetime mini–series about infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (played now by Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch), premieres on Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. EDT. Though the real vigilante couple horrified the public by robbing banks and stores and murdering several civilians and cops, pop culture didn’t take long before celebrating the duo on screen. Want to catch up on the storyline or psych up for Sunday night? This array of adaptations will have something to meet your needs:

  • The Classic: Bonnie And Clyde, 1967
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Video On Demand or iTunes Stars: Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway The Story: Plagued by the Great Depression, Clyde Barrow has taken up a life of crime. He meets Bonnie Parker in an uncomfortable attempt to steal her mother’s car and the two become partners in crime. A string of accomplices lead the couple into higher target theft and murder while law enforcement trails close behind.
  • The Loose Adaptation: Gun Crazy, 1950
  • Where to Watch: iTunes Stars: John Dall & Peggy Cummins The Story: Annie Laurie Starr has a straight shot and discontentment with her financial situation. The markswoman leads her husband Bart into a series of cross–country robberies, revealing her true aggression, envy, and charm.
  • The Comedy: Fun With Dick And Jane, 2005
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Video On Demand or iTunes Stars: Jim Carey & Tea Leoni The Story: This hilarious account, a remake of the 1977 film of the same name, follows Dick Harper as he loses his job and watches his family fall into poverty and foreclosure. Dick and his wife Jane turn to a life of crime in order to pay the bills and keep afloat.
  • For The Kids: Bunny And Claude, 1968
  • Where to Watch: Clips Available on YouTube Stars: Mel Blanc & Pat Woodell The Story: This Looney Tunes special follows the animated duo, Bunny and Claude who are sought–after carrot thieves. The episode follows the sheriff going to extremes to trap the outlaws.

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