Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

George Roy Hill (1969)

105min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Director George Roy Hill's freewheeling, Oscar-winning comic western was one of the biggest box-office hits in the genre's history. It features the unforgettable pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford, whose exhilarating performances turn the ruthless real-life desperados into lovable rogues and, ultimately, tragic heroes. Some of the credit must go to the Oscar-winning trio of William Goldman, Conrad Hall and Burt Bacharach for the witty script, luminous photography and jaunty score respectively, but all of the charm of this ever-popular picture lies with the charismatic outlaws. The adventure was made in a vintage year for the western, with The Wild Bunch and True Grit joining it among the releases, and in many ways it's the genre's equivalent to Bonnie and Clyde.

Summary

Two notorious outlaws' routine of bank and train robberies is cut short when a seemingly unstoppable posse is formed to catch them. The pair plan to flee America and start a new life in Bolivia, with the Sundance Kid's schoolmistress lover in tow - but staying ahead of the law is not so easy. Western, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross.

Cast & Crew

Sundance Kid Robert Redford
Butch Cassidy Paul Newman
Etta Place Katharine Ross
Percy Garris Strother Martin
Bike salesman Henry Jones
Sheriff Bledsoe Jeff Corey
Woodcock George Furth
Agnes Cloris Leachman
Director George Roy Hill
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdGuidance: Violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama