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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

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Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

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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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gang | train | posse | bolivia | outlaw | See All (143) »

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You never met a pair like Butch and The Kid. See more »


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24 October 1969 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$102,308,900 (USA)
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"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" exterior Utah State location for the Paul Newman bicycle riding sequence, featuring the Burt Bacharach medley "Moondrops Keep Falling On My Head," was filmed 25 miles East of Hurricane, Utah, an abandoned (State designated park), 1900 ghost-town sight which had been flooded out. A river flows adjacent to the abandoned town. A few relic buildings remain standing, including a Morman Temple/church, a few houses, a few farm/barn buildings. The film company was based in St. George, Utah. The small Mormon community town was wiped out in a 1900's flood, with the few remaining buildings comprising the ghost town's existence. The film company's production designer Phil Jefferies and his construction department built the cabin set at the center of the ghost town's main street, opposite the small brick Mormon temple/church. The cabin set was built utilizing walls which could be pulled away from the structure, allowing a camera crew to light and film inside the cabin, with windows for capturing Newman riding his bicycle in the main street area. The "studio cabin" was left intact after filming was completed, becoming a curiosity feature of the ghost town's remaining standing structures. After the film was completed, tourists visiting the sight have since stripped the area of the post and rail fencing built as part of the town's structure set decorating. In 1981, the original producer Paul Monash and Lawrence Schiller (Special still photographer) joined forces to produce and film "A Child Bride From Shortcreek," for a NBC television movie of the week. With production designer Hub Braden, the three returned to "Shortcreek" evaluating the location for the MOW sight filming. The sight had been stripped bare except for the shrubs and trees, remaining structures. The location sight was revived, adding false structure fronts, set dressing, out houses and fencing. See more »

Goofs

The locomotives on the trains are class K-28s, which were not produced until 1923, for exclusive use by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad on their narrow gauge track in Colorado and New Mexico. (SOURCE: Model Railroader Cyclopedia Volume 1: Steam Locomotives, p. 81.) See more »

Quotes

[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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Opening disclaimer: Most Of What Follows Is True See more »

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Soundtracks

Rock of Ages
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Music by 'Thomas Hastings'
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: A post modern Western
18 June 2003 | by (Örebro, Sweden) – See all my reviews

George Roy Hill´s funny Western is still modern and hasn't aged bad at all. Paul Newman is charming and charismatic, and Robert Redford is energetic. I don't know why some Western-fans doesn't like it because it is filled with powerful and spectacular gunfights, humor, friendship and beautiful pictures

  • which is the reasons why you watch Westerns, isn't it? I am fully aware of


the fact that 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' was an unusual Western when it came. After this there were made other attempts or experiments like this but I don't think that they succeeded. 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' has also the rare ability to even smell, taste or feel classic when you watch it ... Robert Redford was never better than here.

Rating: 9 of 10.


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