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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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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$102,308,889
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2.35 : 1
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William Goldman said that many young people saw the super posse as a metaphor for the government and authority during the years of anti-war protests. He said his students said the similarity lay in the relentlessness by which both "would hunt you down." See more »

Goofs

When Sundance jumps onto the train near the beginning of the film, and makes his way towards the locomotive, it is obvious that a stunt double jumps into the coal car and Robert Redford emerges - not enough time elapses from the point at which the double disappears behind the coal until the point that Redford rises up from the coal at a different position. 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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The opening 20th Century-Fox logo is shown in sepia tone instead of the usual color scheme. See more »

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Referenced in An Evening with Kevin Smith (2002) See more »

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Good-bye Dolly Gray
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Music by Paul Barnes
Lyrics by Will D. Cobb
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A Perfect Script For a Near-Perfect Movie
25 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is one of the greatest movies ever made. It is my favorite film of all time, and the biggest reason for that is because of its script by William Goldman. It's very rare in film that a script has perfect lines in it from beginning to end, but this film is an example of what can be achieved by Hollywood screenwriters. It was William Goldman's script of this movie that sparked my passion for the American cinema. Though most Westerns of the cinema past have serious and gritty tones to them, this film has just the right mix of comedy, wit, and adventure. The greatest team in Hollywood history, arguably, is the team of Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The presence by these two Hollywood legends has help cement this film as one of the greatest movies ever made - according to organizations like the American Film Institute. The direction by George Roy Hill is first rate, and much credit also has to be given to cinematographer Conrad Hall, who did a great job giving this film the superior look of the Old West.

Katherine Ross adds to this film in the role as the beautiful Etta Place, as does the score, which makes us feel good about going to the movies. This was the film that, for the first time, got audiences to root for "the bad guys". This film should be shown in every film school to show film students how to make a theatrical film. I will always love this movie, and indeed, this movie is something special. It is also special to me because the REAL Sundance Kid was born in my hometown of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.


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