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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin View All


George Roy Hill (Director), William Goldman (Screenplay) View All

Released: Sep. 23rd, 1969
Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes
In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever, talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot "Sundance Kid". As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance and their gang. Chased doggedly by a special posse, the two decide to make their way to South America in hopes of evading their pursuers once and for all.
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Citizen Rules
Paul Newman and Robert Redford have legendary chemistry as the pair of infamous and fun loving outlaws.
The entire opening sequence that introduces Butch and Sundance is shot entirely in sepia tones; though the film is in full colour for most of its running time, I would not have minded if the whole film had actually been captured in sepia.
Stylish and imaginative direction, a witty and intelligent screenplay, and the birth of a new screen pairing that provided off the charts chemistry are the primary selling points of a richly entertaining western called Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid that had me riveted to the screen from start to finish, quite the accomplishment for someone who HATES westerns.
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