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Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Sundance Kid / Harry Alonzo Longabaugh
... Butch Cassidy / Robert Leroy Parker
... Sheriff Ray Bledsoe
... Kid Curry / Harvey Logan
... Mike Cassidy
... Joe Le Fors
... O.C. Hanks
... Bill Tod Carver (as Chris Lloyd)
... Mary Parker
Joel Fluellen ... Jack the Bartender
Regina Baff ... Ruby
... Old Robber
... Guard
... Cyrus Antoon
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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Before the fame when fun was the name of the game

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Comedy | Western

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24 August 1979 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Les joyeux débuts de Butch Cassidy et le Kid  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,136,913
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Trivia

William Katt was cast as The Sundance Kid because Katt resembled "a young Robert Redford". Prior to being hired, Katt had never seen Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), whereas Tom Berenger had seen it "many years ago". See more »

Quotes

The Sundance Kid: I didn't want to kill him! I just wanted to put a bullet... just wanted to put a hole in him.
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Connections

Referenced in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) See more »

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As far as sequels go, not bad
4 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Gorgeous scenery, well photographed. Good actors. Sweet tone. Inventive bits that echo the spirit of the previous movie. However, I agree with Leonard Maltin on the one flaw: no story. This movie is more or less a collections of vignettes, sometimes with little to no connection with each other. If there had been a developing story to hang these vignettes on, we would have gotten a movie very close to the quality of the previous movie. But as it is now, it's a simple pleasant movie. Even better when you realize the usual quality of sequels.


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