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.,
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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 »
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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