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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 the Bartender
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 (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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Debut produced screenplay of a theatrical feature film for TV writer Allan Burns though the film of Burns script for A Little Romance (1979) was actually released first. Orginally, producer Steven Bach said of Burns being hired for this Butch & Sundance prequel: "The studio didn't want him. In their eyes, he was a TV writer. We said its him or no picture. They read the script on a Friday and by Monday they were offering him everything under the sun!". See more »

Quotes

Butch Cassidy: Okay, Ray, same deal. I'll stay out of your jurisdiction.
Sheriff Ray Bledsoe: How many places can you promise to stay out of?
Butch Cassidy: It's a big country.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.121 (2010) 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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