Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) USA

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) USA

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) USA. 50th anniversary

Directed by: George Roy Hill

In the turn of the century American west, Robert LeRoy Parker and Harry Longabaugh are better known as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, partners and arguably the most renowned outlaws in the area. Despite their outlaw status, they are seen as an affable duo by those that know them, even by many of their so called adversaries. Butch has compiled the Hole in the Wall Gang and is its de facto leader primarily because he was the one who brought them all together. Butch and Sundance are finding that changing circumstances are making their work more and more difficult, which leads to others within the gang questioning Butch’s leadership. Following one of the gang’s jobs holding up a train, a posse of six men on horseback are after them, not the gang as a whole, but rather Butch and Sundance. The duo have to figure who the six men are to find out their end goal. In trying to get away, they are assisted by their friend, schoolteacher Etta Place, who is officially Sundance’s girlfriend. She ended up with Sundance instead of Butch, only because the two of them saw each other first. Butch and Sundance will learn how far the posse will go to get what they were tasked to do, and in turn Butch and Sundance will also learn how far they will go to preserve their lifestyle as well as their lives.

110 minutes
Nominated for seven Academy Awards – Winner of three
A Documentary on the making of the film immediately following.