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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid -- Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the "buddy film" with this smash hit set in the Old West. The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier's fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman), is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. If only they could blow open a baggage car without also blowing up the money-filled safe inside... Or remember that Sundance can't swim before they escape a posse by leaping off a cliff into rushing rapids... Times are changing in the west and life is getting tougher. So Butch and Sundance pack their guns, don new duds, and, with Sundance's girlfriend (Katharine Ross), head down to Bolivia. Never mind that they don't speak Spanish - they'll manage somehow. A winner of four Academy Awards (including best screenplay and best song), here is a thoroughly enjoyable blend of fact and fancy done with true affection for a bygone era and featuring the two flashiest, friendliest funniest outlaws who ever called out "hands up!"
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid -- Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

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Director:
Writer:
William Goldman (written by)
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Release Date:
24 October 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Just for the fun of it! See more »
Plot:
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 4 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Perfect Script For a Near-Perfect Movie See more (298 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Newman ... Butch Cassidy

Robert Redford ... The Sundance Kid

Katharine Ross ... Etta Place

Strother Martin ... Percy Garris

Henry Jones ... Bike Salesman

Jeff Corey ... Sheriff Bledsoe

George Furth ... Woodcock

Cloris Leachman ... Agnes

Ted Cassidy ... Harvey Logan

Kenneth Mars ... Marshal

Donnelly Rhodes ... Macon
Jody Gilbert ... Large Woman
Timothy Scott ... News Carver

Don Keefer ... Fireman
Charles Dierkop ... Flat Nose Curry
Pancho Córdova ... Bank Manager (as Francisco Cordova)
Nelson Olmsted ... Photographer (as Nelson Olmstead)
Paul Bryar ... Card Player #1

Sam Elliott ... Card Player #2
Charles Akins ... Bank Teller
Eric Sinclair ... Tiffany's Salesman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Bank ... Citizen (uncredited)
Larry Barton ... Citizen (uncredited)
Rico Cattani ... Bank Guard (uncredited)
José Chávez ... Bolivian Police Commander (uncredited)
Dave Dunlop ... Gunman (uncredited)
Jill Hall ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Percy Helton ... Sweetface (uncredited)

Buck Holland ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Jack Isbell ... Posseman (uncredited)
Enrique Lucero ... Guard in the 1st Bolivian Bank (uncredited)
Lyn Massey ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... (singing voice) (uncredited)
Jorge Russek ... Bolivian Army Officer (uncredited)
José Torvay ... Bolivian Bandit (uncredited)

Directed by
George Roy Hill 
 
Writing credits
William Goldman (written by)

Produced by
John Foreman .... producer
George Roy Hill .... producer (as A George Roy Hill Paul Monash Production)
Paul Monash .... executive producer
Paul Newman .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Burt Bacharach 
 
Cinematography by
Conrad L. Hall (director of photography) (as Conrad Hall)
 
Film Editing by
John C. Howard 
Richard C. Meyer 
 
Art Direction by
Philip M. Jefferies  (as Philip Jefferies)
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Chester Bayhi  (as Chester L. Bayhi)
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Edith Lindon .... hairstyling
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup artist (as Dan Striepeke)
Dick Dawson .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Laura Lee Grubich .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jay Sebring .... hair designer: Paul Newman (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Lloyd Anderson .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Bernhardt .... assistant director
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as Michael Moore)
Randall Henderson .... assistant director (uncredited)
Steve Siporin .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Fred Chapman .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Dockendorf .... sound (as David E. Dockendorf)
Bill Edmondson .... sound (as William E. Edmondson)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
M. James Arnett .... stunt double: Paul Newman (uncredited)
M. James Arnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Eldon Burke .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Chambers .... stunt double (uncredited)
Matt Connors .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Couch .... stunts (uncredited)
Howard Curtis .... stunt double: Paul Newman (uncredited)
Howard Curtis .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Feazell .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Finnegan .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt double: Robert Redford (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts (uncredited)
Conrad L. Hall .... bicycle crash stunt (uncredited)
Fred Lerner .... stunts (uncredited)
Ben Miller .... stunts (uncredited)
William Neal .... stunts (uncredited)
Danny Sands .... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bob Stephens .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Zendar .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lawrence Schiller .... special still photographer
Harold E. Wellman .... photographer: second unit
Arthur Brooker .... key grip (uncredited)
Earl L. Clark .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jordan Cronenweth .... camera operator (uncredited)
Thomas Del Ruth .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dave Friedman .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Edward Hutton .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harry Sundby .... chief electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joe Drury .... costumer (uncredited)
Wesley Trist .... costumer (uncredited)
Diana Wilson .... key costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gregory Creaser .... digital restoration colorist (uncredited)
Hugh K. Cummings .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Mark Nakamine .... colorist (digital color correction) (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Burt Bacharach .... conductor
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
Jim Martell .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Crawford Jr. .... dialogue coach
John Neuhart .... graphic montage
Ron Preissman .... assistant to producer
Lynn A. Aber .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Tyler Atkinson .... digital distribution (uncredited)
Stanley Bielecki .... publicity and marketing (uncredited)
Court Ernst .... auditor (uncredited)
'Chema' Hernandez .... head wrangler: Mexico (uncredited)
Gaines Johnston .... auditor (uncredited)
Annabelle King .... production assistant (uncredited)
Arvo Ojala .... gun coach (uncredited)
Lew Tate .... location manager (uncredited)
Steve Urzykowski .... auditor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
110 min
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Color:
Color | Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:M (TV rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2000) | Canada:G (Quebec) (re-rating) (2000) | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:L | Japan:G (2009) | Norway:12 (video rating) (1983) | Norway:16 (1969) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1998) | USA:PG (1974 re-release) | USA:M (original rating) (MPAA rating: certificate #21991) | West Germany:12 (f)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: The "foot pegs" through the front axle of the bicycle that Etta uses disappear during Butch Cassidy's stunt performance and reappear afterwards.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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77 out of 106 people found the following review useful.
A Perfect Script For a Near-Perfect Movie, 25 January 2001
Author: director1616 from Los Angeles, California, USA

"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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