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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)

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$5,136,913
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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

Mike Cassidy: It's the greatest country in the world. Guilty as hell - free as a bird!
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BUTCH AND SUNDANCE: THE EARLY DAYS (Richard Lester, 1979) **1/2
8 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This unnecessary prequel to a seminal western is still fairly enjoyable on its own and the two leads (Tom Berenger and William Katt), then virtually unknown, mimic Paul Newman and Robert Redford, respectively, surprisingly well; Jeff Corey is even on hand to reprise his role from the earlier film! Good-looking if forgettable entertainment - and curiously straightforward, given the stylization of the original and the involvement of Richard Lester (A HARD DAY'S NIGHT [1964], PETULIA [1968]) who, earlier in the decade, had also directed two rousing adventures, THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1973) and its sequel, THE FOUR MUSKETEERS (1974)!


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