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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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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24 October 1969 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$102,308,900 (USA)
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Paul Newman said that George Roy Hill never displayed "any hesitation or indecision; he knew precisely what he wanted in a scene, what he wanted from an actor." See more »

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During the climactic gun battle, Sundance fires his two six-guns at least 16 times without reloading. Obviously the guns would have to be reloaded after only 12 shots. See more »

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[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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The opening 20th Century-Fox logo is shown in sepia tone instead of the usual color scheme. See more »

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RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN' ON MY HEAD
B.J. Thomas sings (as B. J. Thomas)
Lyrics Hal David
Music Burt Bacharach
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A Perfect Script For a Near-Perfect Movie
25 January 2001 | by (Los Angeles, California, USA) – See all my reviews

"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is one of the greatest movies ever made. It is my favorite film of all time, and the biggest reason for that is because of its script by William Goldman. It's very rare in film that a script has perfect lines in it from beginning to end, but this film is an example of what can be achieved by Hollywood screenwriters. It was William Goldman's script of this movie that sparked my passion for the American cinema. Though most Westerns of the cinema past have serious and gritty tones to them, this film has just the right mix of comedy, wit, and adventure. The greatest team in Hollywood history, arguably, is the team of Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The presence by these two Hollywood legends has help cement this film as one of the greatest movies ever made - according to organizations like the American Film Institute. The direction by George Roy Hill is first rate, and much credit also has to be given to cinematographer Conrad Hall, who did a great job giving this film the superior look of the Old West.

Katherine Ross adds to this film in the role as the beautiful Etta Place, as does the score, which makes us feel good about going to the movies. This was the film that, for the first time, got audiences to root for "the bad guys". This film should be shown in every film school to show film students how to make a theatrical film. I will always love this movie, and indeed, this movie is something special. It is also special to me because the REAL Sundance Kid was born in my hometown of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.


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