The Legend of Butch & Sundance (2006)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Western  |  19 September 2006 (USA)
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Just before the turn of the Century two young outlaws team up for a historic ride. Based on historical references, the "True Story" of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Butch Cassidy (as David Rogers)
Railroad Company Executive
Mary Margaret Place
Mrs. Place
Sergeant Sanchez
Marty Antonini ...
Hamish Boyd ...
Elzy Lay
John Escobar ...


Midwest preacher's son 'Butch' Parker gets a pardon after a well-deserved year in jail on promise never again to commit crimes in Wyoming. He befriends naive ranch hand Harry, would be-crime king the Sundance Kid. In relative Mike Cassidy's gang, they rob targets defended by the ruthless Pinkerton Agency men. The gang becomes the Wild Bunch after Mike is killed and Butch takes his place, by now reputed Robin Hoods as the railroad is so unpopular. Having faked their death, they retire to a pueblo in Mexico with shared girl-friend, photographer Etta Place. Sergeant Sanchez wants the bounty on their heads, or a larger share of their loot. Written by KGF Vissers

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Action | Drama | Western

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Rated PG-13 for western violence | See all certifications »


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19 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auringonlaskun ratsastajien legenda  »

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1.78 : 1
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This failed pilot was set for a 2004 release but aired only in September 2006. See more »


The initial scene shows a fast-moving posse mounted on horseback chasing Butch and firing at him. But the constant erratic motion of their horses would have prevented the riders from aiming effectively. As a result, only a very lucky shot could have hit Butch. See more »


Version of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Cool and calm... maybe too calm
25 January 2008 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

I don't know why, but there is something in this movie that had me waiting and waiting for reruns. I think it's Roger's charm and bubbly acting that attracted me to this movie. However, the movie seemed a little calm and cool-- maybe too calm for a Western, and sometimes the cowboy twang isn't captured and may had viewers raise eyebrows. The thing I liked about this movie is that the cast did not only fit their parts individually, but they actually fit each other-- sort of an all-cast chemistry. This makes the cast memorable. I felt that the movie lacked some details, but the cast definitely stood up to the challenge of a modern-day Western. Too bad there are no more reruns in HBO! :-(

This could've-- I mean should have been nominated for Art Direction and Cinematography!

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