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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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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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Before the fame when fun was the name of the game

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Comedy | Western

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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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$5,136,913
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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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Follows Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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BUTCH AND SUNDANCE: THE EARLY DAYS (Richard Lester, 1979) **1/2
8 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This unnecessary prequel to a seminal western is still fairly enjoyable on its own and the two leads (Tom Berenger and William Katt), then virtually unknown, mimic Paul Newman and Robert Redford, respectively, surprisingly well; Jeff Corey is even on hand to reprise his role from the earlier film! Good-looking if forgettable entertainment - and curiously straightforward, given the stylization of the original and the involvement of Richard Lester (A HARD DAY'S NIGHT [1964], PETULIA [1968]) who, earlier in the decade, had also directed two rousing adventures, THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1973) and its sequel, THE FOUR MUSKETEERS (1974)!


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