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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)



Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

(1969)

Classics / Western

110 minutes

Directed by George Roy Hill

Cast:

Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy
Robert Redford as The Sundance Kid
Katharine Ross as Etta Place
Strother Martin as Percy Garris
Henry Jones as Bike Salesman
Jeff Corey as Sheriff Bledsoe
George Furth as Woodcock
Cloris Leachman as Agnes
Ted Cassidy as Harvey Logan
Kenneth Mars as Marshal

Butch and Sundance are the two men that lead the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch has all the perception and Sundance is all performance and proficiency. The two leaders start to get followed, for the west is growing and their robberies are becoming more noticeable. Since they are not getting their way, Butch decides they should leave for Bolivia where they eventually meet their demise. 

This famous film is set in Wyoming in the late 1890s. Butch Cassidy is the benevolent, witty, and friendly leader of the Hole in the Wall Gang. He and his best friend, the brusque Sundance Kid, go back to their secret spot, Hole-in-the-Wall to find the rest of the gang annoyed by Butch’s lengthy absence, have enlisted Harvey Logan as their new leader. Logan challenges Butch to a knife fight and whoever wins is the leader of the gang. Butch wins the challenge by cheating, since Logan is twice his size. He comes to agree with Logan over the thought of robbing the Union Pacific Flyer. They plan on two robberies.

The first robbery goes according to plan. To consecrate their victory, Butch and the Kid go to their preferred brothel and find the town sheriff preparing a group to search for the gang. Sundance later goes to see his lady friend, Etta Place, a schoolteacher. The second robbery does not go as planned for Butch overloads on the dynamite to blow up the safe, sending the money up in the air. Another train inauspiciously reaches them, for they have a group searching just for Butch and Sundance, as they are trying to gather all the money together. The gang escapes separately, yet still follows Butch and Sundance. They tell them to hide in the brothel. After Butch and Sundance realize their group has deceived them, they flee on their horses. They try to plan an absolution with the assistance of the benevolent Sheriff Bledsoe, yet he informs them their reputation will leave them dead. The end of the film ends with a gunfight and Butch asks Sundance if he saw Lefors "out there". Sundance answers he did not and Butch replies "For a moment there, I thought we were in trouble".

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Trailer




Directors: George Roy Hill
Actors: Cloris Leachman, Strother Martin, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross
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Matinee Classics - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Cloris Leachman, Henry Jones and Jeff Corey
Matinee Classics - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Cloris Leachman, Henry Jones and Jeff Corey
Matinee Classics - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Cloris Leachman, Henry Jones and Jeff Corey


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