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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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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?


Jack Lemmon turned down the role of Sundance because of a scheduling conflict with The Odd Couple (1968). See more »


In the opening sequence when Sundance shoots the gun belt off the card player, the film was cut to make the quick draw appear faster. You can see Butch Cassidy's image jump across the screen in the background. 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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Crazy Credits

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


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"For a Moment There I Thought We Were In Trouble"
23 December 2001 | by (Gresham, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie all around. It's a great Western, it's a great comedy, it's a great action, and it's a great drama. George Roy Hill did an excellent job with this movie. Paul Newman is one of my favorite actors, and who doesn't like Robert Redford? I just recently saw this movie and I was very pleased when it was over. They also managed to make this an accurate depiction, because, like the tagline states, for the most part, it's true.

Paul Newman and Robert Redford do outstanding jobs as Butch and Sundance. They have make a great team, and it's fun to watch them rob trains and banks, and narrowly escape from the Pinkerton Posse. This movie also has great performances. The two actors make you like Butch and Sundance, and you want them to escape.

I also thought it was interesting when I learned that the real Hole In The Wall Gang (besides Butch and Sundance)would soon become the Wild Bunch, or so I'm told. I find this movie a total enjoyment and can be enjoyed by anyone. I think that even the most shrill person can find things they like about this movie, so check it out, because it is and always will be a classic! 10/10

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