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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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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 <>

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Release Date:

24 October 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)


$102,308,900 (USA)

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(Westrex Recording System)


| (Sepiatone)

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2.35 : 1
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Paul Newman, who was reluctant to do a comic role, thought he was scaling his performance "a little too high, a little too broad," but Hill got him to do less and find his own level of wry humour that fit the character. See more »


The amount of straw that hits Butch Cassidy while he is riding the bicycle. 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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Rock of Ages
Music by Thomas Hastings
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
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One of the best of the 60s & 70s
20 April 2003 | by (VA) – See all my reviews

This is pretty much the ultimate action western movie I can think of. This movie has everything you could want, and it appeals to almost any type of viewer. Paul Newman, one of if not the best actor of our time is the lead along with Robert Redford, the two go together perfectly, I dare say this is one of the best combinations in Hollywood history.

Anyways the story takes place in the midwest, Newman and Redord run "The Hole in the Wall Gang" named after their hideout. They rob trains and take big scores, later the Pacific railroad gets together the best tracker and lawmen in the entire Western United States to track and kill Butch and Sundance. They must manage to evade their elite counterparts, the movie is 100 percent entertainment, especially during the chases. The movie is based on true events and is spectacular.

This movie won Best Score, Best Song (Raindrops) which was very good untraditional music in a western, it fit good in this movie, Best Cinematography, shot by Conrad L. Hall who also did Road To Perdition, arguably the best cinematography done to this very day, and Adapated Screenplay, all for the right reasons. George Roy Hill, Paul Newman, and Robert Redford all went on to create "The Sting" in 1973, which is possibly one of the best movies ever made. I praise this movie, 10/10

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