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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - George Roy Hill


This 1969 Western encapsulates the genre, with dramatic chase scenes on horseback through breathtaking landscapes, daring robberies of banks and trains, true comradery between cowboys who would risk their lives for one another, and copious amounts of renegade charm. Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) is the smart, savvy leader of The Hole in the Wall Gang, and his sidekick the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) ranks among the best shooters the West has known. This combination of brains and menace allows the duo to roam unchallenged, staging petty robberies when needed and otherwise kicking back at the local brothel. But when a six-pack of the best cowboys in nearby states gather to bring down the rebels, using a Native American tracker to follow them across rivers, over mountains, and through deserts; Butch and Sundance decide to flee. Gathering Sundance's girlfriend (Katherine Ross), they make their way to Bolivia via New York City. Unfortunately, old habits die hard, and before they know it, the charismatic criminals find themselves in an all-too-familiar situation, this time facing South American enemies.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 330 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1969

LANGUAGE - English, Spanish, French

SUBTITLES - Spanish

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

2-Disc Set

NTSC

Keep Case

Full Frame - 1.33

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Director

George Roy Hill

Producer

John Foreman

Screenwriter

William Goldman

Star(s)

Paul Newman

Star(s)

Strother Martin

Star(s)

Ted Cassidy

Star(s)

Katharine Ross

Star(s)

Kenneth Mars

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Press

"...Enthralling on-camera anecdotes..."

- Mike Clark, USA Today

"...The Western comedy that ushered in the Age of the Buddy Movie..." -- Rating: A-

- Steve Simels, Entertainment Weekly

 

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