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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

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Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heals. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Butch Cassidy
... The Sundance Kid
... Etta Place
... Percy Garris
... Bike Salesman
... Sheriff Bledsoe
... Woodcock
... Agnes
... Harvey Logan
... Marshal
... Macon
... Large Woman
... News Carver
... Fireman
... Flat Nose Curry
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Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized, and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rocks, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, "Let's go to Bolivia". Based on the exploits of the historical characters. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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24 October 1969 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$102,308,889
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Percy Garris was based on Percy Seibert, a Maryland mining engineer for whom Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid worked in Antofagasta, Chile. Contrary to Strother Martin's on-screen death, Seibert was alive when the two died, and served as the coroner's witness. In a 1930 interview, Seibert reaffirmed having identified the two dead in 1908, and insisted that the "William T. Philips" theory was "rubbish". Conspiracy theorists (nuts) have him lying to the coroner so that his friends could be declared legally dead and start a new life. See more »

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When Butch and Sundance are payroll guards for Percy and riding back up the mountain Percy is going on about becoming colorful. Just as he finishes saying he is colorful for the second time he is shot in the chest by a bandit from cover. If one looks at Percy's vest on the right side one can see a small patch. The patch is where the explosive is hidden that simulates the bullet as it strikes Percy. See more »

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[first lines]
Butch Cassidy: What happened to the old bank? It was beautiful.
Guard: People kept robbing it.
Butch Cassidy: Small price to pay for beauty.
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Newman and Redford at Their Best
31 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is rightfully hailed as one of the greatest westerns ever made, although much of the movie takes place in South America. It is a great look at two likeable outlaws, full of witty dialogue and exciting action sequences.

Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and The Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) are two bank robbers, chased by the law. The plot follows them as they travel to Bolivia after a railroad president hires a posse to hunt them do. The story is mostly composed of short pieces telling a little story about them. There is really no connection all the way through, for the most part.

The story isn't about the plot, however. It is about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It is a close look at two criminals, the talented Sundance Kid, and Butch Cassidy, the one who does all the thinking. The charisma and screen presence of the two actors and the way they work together is what drives the film. Watching the two interact, with a superb script full of great dialogue, is what makes this movie so exciting.

See this movie if you are a fan of westerns, or just a fan of good movies. It is exciting, superbly made (with lots of interesting silent scenes to music and montages of photographs), but it also has a lot of depth.

**** out of ****


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