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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 heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.

Director:

George Roy Hill

Writer:

William Goldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Newman ... Robert LeRoy Parker aka Butch Cassidy
Robert Redford ... Harry Longabaugh aka The Sundance Kid
Katharine Ross ... Etta Place
Strother Martin ... Percy Garris
Henry Jones ... Bike Salesman
Jeff Corey ... Sheriff Ray Bledsoe
George Furth ... Woodcock
Cloris Leachman ... Agnes
Ted Cassidy ... Harvey Logan
Kenneth Mars ... Marshal
Donnelly Rhodes ... Macon
Jody Gilbert ... Large Woman on Train
Timothy Scott ... News Carver
Don Keefer ... Fireman
Charles Dierkop ... Flat Nose Curry
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Storyline

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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Not that it matters, but most of it is true. See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 October 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$102,308,889
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color | Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was filmed roughly the same time as Hello, Dolly! (1969), on the soundstage next door. Director George Roy Hill believed that the studio would allow him to film the New York City scenes on "Dolly's" sets, since the two films' daily shooting schedules were totally different. After production started, though, the studio informed him that it wanted to keep the sets for "Dolly" a secret, and so refused him permission. To work around this, Hill had Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and Katharine Ross simply pose on the sets and took photos of them. He then inserted images of the three stars into a series of three hundred actual period photos and spliced the two different sets (real and posed) together to form the New York City montage. See more »

Goofs

The amount of straw that hits Butch Cassidy while he is riding the bicycle. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The opening 20th Century-Fox logo is shown in sepia tone instead of the usual color scheme. See more »

Alternate Versions

During the 27-minute super posse chase, Butch and Sundance dismount and separate from their lone horse, start scaling rocky terrain to evade their pursuers. Butch asks, "What if they don't follow the horse?". Sundance: "Don't worry, Butch, you'll think of something." Originally Butch retorts, "That's a load off my mind." That line was kept in the movie right through the mid-'70s until it was broadcast on network TV (1976). For some reason it was omitted and has remained absent through every TV, cable, video, laserdisc and previous DVD release. It was reinstated back into the 2006 "Ultimate Collector's Edition" DVD and viewers are treated to it for the first time in 30 years. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Loose Cannons (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Betsy from Pike
(uncredited)
Music traditional
Lyrics by John A. Stone
Performed by Strother Martin
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"For a Moment There I Thought We Were In Trouble"
23 December 2001 | by cocaine_rodeoSee all my reviews

This is a great movie all around. It's a great Western, it's a great comedy, it's a great action, and it's a great drama. George Roy Hill did an excellent job with this movie. Paul Newman is one of my favorite actors, and who doesn't like Robert Redford? I just recently saw this movie and I was very pleased when it was over. They also managed to make this an accurate depiction, because, like the tagline states, for the most part, it's true.

Paul Newman and Robert Redford do outstanding jobs as Butch and Sundance. They have make a great team, and it's fun to watch them rob trains and banks, and narrowly escape from the Pinkerton Posse. This movie also has great performances. The two actors make you like Butch and Sundance, and you want them to escape.

I also thought it was interesting when I learned that the real Hole In The Wall Gang (besides Butch and Sundance)would soon become the Wild Bunch, or so I'm told. I find this movie a total enjoyment and can be enjoyed by anyone. I think that even the most shrill person can find things they like about this movie, so check it out, because it is and always will be a classic! 10/10


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