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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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Cast

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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
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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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Trivia

Director Richard Lester once said that this movie was not a "western" but "a Victorian adventure". See more »

Quotes

[waving a gun at Butch]
The Sundance Kid: Now let me tell you something. I could drop you right here. so don't be telling me how stupid I am. I'm as smart as you are. Now, you got that?
Butch Cassidy: Now with that in your hand, you're a damn genius!
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As far as sequels go, not bad
4 May 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Gorgeous scenery, well photographed. Good actors. Sweet tone. Inventive bits that echo the spirit of the previous movie. However, I agree with Leonard Maltin on the one flaw: no story. This movie is more or less a collections of vignettes, sometimes with little to no connection with each other. If there had been a developing story to hang these vignettes on, we would have gotten a movie very close to the quality of the previous movie. But as it is now, it's a simple pleasant movie. Even better when you realize the usual quality of sequels.


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