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Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

A prequel of sorts to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) which chronicles the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the 1969 movie.

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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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O.C. Hanks
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Bill Tod Carver (as Chris Lloyd)
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Mary Parker
Joel Fluellen ...
Jack
Regina Baff ...
Ruby
Peter Brocco ...
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 (1969) which chronicles the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the 1969 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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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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As part of his research for this picture, Richard Lester screened Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), which apparently, he had not seen. See more »

Quotes

Butch Cassidy: I was just sort of wondering what's up there?
Jack: Rooms. If you want to satisfy your curiousity, give her twenty bucks. She'll show you one.
Butch Cassidy: I'm not that curious.
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Referenced in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) See more »

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Doesn't live up to the original in any way, shape or form...
24 February 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

A pretty peculiar "prequel" to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" has a virtually no-name cast (at the time) pretending to be the famous lead actors from the original "sequel," Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

Tom Berenger would later improve by the time "Platoon" came around, proving himself as a worthy villain, but here he's just not amiable and charismatic enough to carry the film.

Note the small role by Christopher Lloyd as he lives in the wild west. Eleven years later he would reappear on screen in the wild west with a time machine. Can you guess which movie I'm speaking of? If not, you don't belong on this site.


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