Ready to quit their life of crime, the three "most-wanted" outlaws in the West---Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid and Bill Carver ---perform their final job by robbing and stealing a train and ... See full summary »
Alan Hale Jr.,
Tom Berenger was cast as Butch Cassidy after the production had seen his performance in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). At the time, Berenger was living and working in New York. The production had to fly Berenger from New York to Hollywood so skeptical 20th Century Fox studio executives could see him first hand. Publicity for this picture stated: "But when they met him, it was all over. They fell in love with him". See more »
Under-Shown, under-appreciated, underrated and vastly overlooked gem. An entertaining little western with good performances and situations and with some genuinely funny lines. Look for Christopher Lloyd and John Schuck in brief but humorous character roles, and the menacing Brian Dennehy who offsets William Katt in the film's main gunfight. By no means the heavyweight and complex picture starring Newman and Redford that we all know and love but it gets along quite amiably on its own merits and does nothing at all to offend or tarnish the memory of George Roy Hill's classic. Still, one wonders just how great and memorable the premise could have been if it had been produced in the 90's with Matthew McConaughey and Brad Pitt as the younger Butch and Sundance. Think about it. While you do, pour yourself a shot of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid then watch Early days as the chaser.
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