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Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

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A "prequel" of sorts to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," chronicling the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the Newman/Redford movie.

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Just before the turn of the Century two young outlaws team up for a historic ride. Based on historical references, the "True Story" of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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The Sundance Kid / Harry Alonzo Longabaugh
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Butch Cassidy / Robert Leroy Parker
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Mike Cassidy
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Joe Le Fors
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Bill Tod Carver (as Chris Lloyd)
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Mary Parker
Joel Fluellen ...
Jack
Regina Baff ...
Ruby
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Old Robber
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Hugh Gillin ...
Cyrus Antoon
Sherril Lynn Rettino ...
Annie (as Sherril Lynn Katzman)
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A "prequel" of sorts to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," chronicling the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the Newman/Redford movie.

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24 August 1979 (Sweden)  »

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Les joyeux débuts de Butch Cassidy et le Kid  »

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'Butch Cassidy' (Robert Leroy Parker) was so nick-named because he once worked in a butcher's shop whilst 'The Sundance Kid' (Harry Alonzo Longabaugh) was nick-named this because he once was arrested in the Wyoming town of Sundance. See more »

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Butch Cassidy: Come on, are we going to rob something or not?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Sword (1992) See more »

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An enjoyable time waster
3 March 2005 | by (New Hartford, NY) – See all my reviews

I have never been a fan of the original Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. Though enjoyable, the film has been wildly overpraised for its overly cute script. Are these supposed to feared outlaws or a western Laurel and Hardy. Butch and Sundance the Early Days is pretty much of the same thing. It is fairly entertaining but it is also held captive by an overly cute storyline. This movie pretty much goes through the same territory as the same movie. The actors playing Butch and Sundance, Tom Berenger and William Katt, are very good. There are some enjoyable scenes but they go on forever, like the scenes in the snow that vary from slapstick comedy to an attempt at drama. Basically, if you are not a discriminating viewer and you don't have anything better to do, this is OK.


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