See Article History Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, American western filmreleased inthat was a classic of the genreespecially noted for the pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the titular outlaws.
As the country gets more civilised, a special posse is hired to hunt them down - so the pair, and their girl Katharine Rossflee to a new life in Bolivia.
His playful script mixes historical detail with a great degree of leniency, resulting in a Western that aims to reinvent the West not as it was, but as the place we all wanted it to be.
Newman, his dazzling blue eyes never more piercing, is Butch, leader of the notorious Hole In The Wall Gang and a visionary bank robber.
Redford, famously held in close-up by director George Roy Hill to establish his presence, broods with all the good nature of the Fastest Gun In The West, staring the camera down and providing a perfect foil - both comic and serious - for Newman. And to think, Warren Beatty turned down the role, Steve McQueen bailed at the 11th hour and Newman was originally down to play the Kid until he suggested swapping roles with Redford - which just goes to show how haphazard making a classic movie can be.
Ross, meanwhile, fresh from The Graduate, radiates as the woman behind - and often between - the two outlaws, providing both a physical and mental romantic interest for our two decidedly heterosexual heroes.
Coming as it did at the end of Hollywood's love affair with the romantic notion of the West, and on the cusp of its later dissection of the Western archetype, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid avoids falling between these two stools; instead it finds the Western, like its central characters, in transition.
Hell, it's kept William Goldman in work for over three decades, even though he's only written a handful of decent screenplays since. Year Of The Comet, anyone?
There are, of course, the points against: Newman's bike riding to B. Thomas redefines the word 'twee', and George Roy Hill could be held singlehandedly responsible for begetting what we now perceive as the 'buddy movie' with the director and his star re-teaming for The Sting a mere four years laterand its influence can still be felt today in everything from the Lethal Weapon franchise, to Thelma And Louise and beyond.
But along the way Butch and Sundance take the time to provide us with cinema's greatest waterfall leap and how many Sunday afternoons have been defined by Redford yelling "Shiiiiitttt!!!!Robert Leroy Parker (April 13, – November 7, ), better known as Butch Cassidy, was a notorious American train robber and bank robber, and the leader of a gang of criminal outlaws known as the "Wild Bunch" in the American Old West..
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Charles Robert Redford, Jr. was born on August 18, , in Santa Monica, California, to Martha (Hart), from Texas, and Charles Robert Redford, an accountant for . Oct 13, · "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" must have looked like a natural on paper, but, alas, the completed film is slow and disappointing.
This despite the fact that it contains several good laughs and three sound performances/5. Wyoming, early s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heals.
The Hollywood Reporter's review, originally titled "'Sundance' Beams With Joy: A Great & Profitable Film," is below: On Sept. 23, , Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid premiered in Los Angeles.