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Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

PG | | Comedy, Western | 1979 (UK)
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.

Director:

Richard Lester

Writers:

Allan Burns, William Goldman (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Katt ... Sundance Kid
Tom Berenger ... Butch Cassidy
Jeff Corey ... Ray Bledsoe
John Schuck ... Harvey Logan
Michael C. Gwynne ... Mike Cassidy
Peter Weller ... Joe Le Fors
Brian Dennehy ... O.C. Hanks
Christopher Lloyd ... Bill Carver (as Chris Lloyd)
Jill Eikenberry ... Mary
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Jack the Bartender
Regina Baff Regina Baff ... Ruby
Peter Brocco ... Old Robber
Vincent Schiavelli ... Guard
Hugh Gillin ... Cyrus Antoon
Sherril Lynn Rettino 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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Taglines:

Before the fame when fun was the name of the game

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Les joyeux débuts de Butch Cassidy et le Kid See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,136,913
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Only four cast and crew worked on this movie and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). They included actor Jeff Corey, Stuntman Steven Chambers, and Composer Jack Hayes. Screenwriter William Goldman was credited for characters from the first film, and worked sparingly on the script, as well as being an Executive Producer. See more »

Quotes

Butch Cassidy: But don't you know who I am?
Old Robber: No, I'm sorry, sir, I don't.
Butch Cassidy: Well, I'm a fairly well-known outlaw.
Old Robber: Oh?
Butch Cassidy: Maybe not so much around these parts, but, ah, Utah... Wyoming.
Old Robber: I believe I have heard of you! Mr... ah...
Butch Cassidy: Cassidy.
Old Robber: Cassidy! That's right! Dutch Cassidy!
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Referenced in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) See more »

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Fun western
4 August 2011 | by keith mironSee all my reviews

I Was surprised by Butch and Sundanese: the early days, since I'm not a big fan of westerns, but this movie was fun. I haven't seen the original Butch Cassey and the Sundanese kid yet, but I'm sure this movie is just as good. MY favorite parts were the snow, taking out a billet out of someone, a skunk spraying his oder at someone, the mountains, the scenery. The movie stars Tom Berenger as Butch Cassidy and William Katt as the Sundance Kid this time around and they did a pretty good job replacing Paul Newman and Robert Redford. John Schuck from McMillan and Wive has a bit part. He is fun to watch- I GIVE BUTCH AND SUNDANCE: THE EARLY YEARS *** OUT OF **** STARS.


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