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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

  • Drama
  • 1969
  • George Roy Hill
  • 110 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Butch CassidyPaul Newman
Sundance KidRobert Redford
Etta PlaceKatharine Ross
Percy GarrisStrother Martin
Bike salesmanHenry Jones
Sheriff BledsoeJeff Corey
WoodcockGeorge Furth
AgnesCloris Leachman
Harvey LoganTed Cassidy
MarshalKenneth Mars
MaconDonnelly Rhodes
Large womanJody Gilbert
Card playerSam Elliott
Flat Nose CurryCharles Dierkop

Crew

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DirectorGeorge Roy Hill

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Released on
2018-12-07
Language
English
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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