Producer Warren Beatty re-shot a bed scene with costar Faye Dunaway because
the original, lensed on location in Denton, Texas was too sexy.
Gene Hackman was on the set one day when he noticed a guy standing behind
him and staring. The man said, "Hell, Buck would've never wore a hat like that."
Hackman turned around and looked at him and said, "Maybe not." He looked like
an old Texas farmer. The man introduced himself and said, "nice to meet you -
I'm one of the Barrows."
The real Blanche Barrow said: "That movie made me look like a screaming horse's ass."
Warren Beatty later directed the 1990 movie "Dick Tracy", once again donning his
30s Fedora in the role as Detective Dick Tracy, taking along his co-stars from the
Bonnie and Clyde movie days who played a part of that film. Michael J. Pollard
had played "Bugs Bailey" and Estelle Parsons had played Mrs. Trueheart.
Special effects technicians spent almost two weeks rigging the movie "death car"
for the bullet holes, splintered glass, smashed windows and exploding tires.
Warren Beatty squeezed a pear in his hand, as a "cue" to the effects crew to
fire off the squibs which were attached to his and Dunaway's bodies - which
made it appear that they were being riddled with bullets. He originally wanted
to squeeze a peach, which would have been juicier, but peaches were out of season,
so they injected the pear with water.