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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

M  |   |  Biography, Crime, Western  |  24 October 1969 (USA)
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Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.



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Top Rated Movies #174 | Won 4 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jody Gilbert ...
Large Woman
Timothy Scott ...
News Carver
Charles Dierkop ...
Flat Nose Curry


Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rock, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, "Let's go to Bolivia". Based on the exploits of the historical characters. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Release Date:

24 October 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)


$102,308,900 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


| (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The filmmakers tried to get Bob Dylan to sing Burt Bacharach's famous song for the movie. He declined. See more »


When they're eating at Etta's house, before and after Butch Cassidy shouts, "You probably inherited every penny you got!" you can see Butch's shadow on the set. See more »


[first lines]
Butch Cassidy: What happened to the old bank? It was beautiful.
Guard: People kept robbing it.
Butch Cassidy: Small price to pay for beauty.
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Referenced in A Fistful of Fingers (1995) See more »


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One Of The All-Time Great Westerns
15 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best and most-liked films of the 1960s, this is still a fun movie to watch today. When I saw this on DVD on a nice flat-screen set, I was amazed how good this looked. I had seen it several times before on VHS and hadn't realized how good this was photographed. I just discovered Conrad Hall was the cinematographer, which explains it. Few, if any, were better than him.

One remembers this western for several things: the two leads looking over their shoulders incredulous that their pursers seem to be always there; Paul Newman riding a bicycle to the tune of "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," the beautiful Katharine Ross, the chemistry of Newman and Robert Redford as a two-man team, on and on. Those three lead actors, with the repartee between them, and the likability of each, make them fun to watch as they dominate this picture.

It's just solid entertainment and another example of good film-making that doesn't need a lot of R-rated material to make it successful. Photography-wise, the western scenery was great, there were some wonderful closeup shots and I really liked the tinted old-time footage inserted in here.

So, when you combine all the elements, it's no surprise this film won so many awards and endures so well.

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