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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Details

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Opening with a silent "movie" of Butch Cassidy's Hole in the Wall Gang, George Roy Hill's comically elegiac Western chronicles the mostly true tale of the outlaws' last months. Witty pals Butch (Paul Newman) and Sundance (Robert Redford) join the Gang in successfully robbing yet another train with their trademark non-lethal style. After the pair rests at the home of Sundance's schoolmarm girlfriend, Etta (Katharine Ross), the Gang robs the same train, but this time, the railroad boss has hired the best trackers in the business to foil the crime. After being tailed over rocks and a river gorge by guys that they can barely identify save for a white hat, Butch and Sundance decide that maybe it's time to try their luck in Bolivia. Taking Etta with them, they live high on ill-gotten Bolivian gains, but Etta leaves after their white-hatted nemesis portentously arrives. Their luck running out, Butch and Sundance are soon holed up in a barn surrounded by scores of Bolivian soldiers who are waiting for the pair to make one last run for it. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

  • Release date:September 23, 1969

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William Edmundson Best Sound 1969 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts William Edmundson Best Soundtrack 1970 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Robert Redford Best Actor 1970 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William Goldman Best Original Screenplay 1969 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association William Goldman Best Screenplay 1969 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts William Goldman Best Screenplay 1970 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Burt Bacharach Best Original Score 1969 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Burt Bacharach Best Song 1969 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Burt Bacharach Best Original Score 1969 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Burt Bacharach Best Original Song 1969 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Burt Bacharach Anthony Asquith Award 1970 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Katharine Ross Best Actress 1970 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts John C. Howard Best Editing 1970 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Conrad L. Hall Best Cinematography 1969 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Conrad L. Hall Best Cinematography 1970 Winner
Directors Guild of America George Roy Hill Best Director 1969 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences George Roy Hill Best Director 1969 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts George Roy Hill Best Director 1970 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts George Roy Hill Best Picture 1970 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John C. Foreman Best Picture 1969 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David Dockendorf Best Sound 1969 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts David Dockendorf Best Soundtrack 1970 Winner

Cast

Paul Newman
as Butch Cassidy
Robert Redford
as The Sundance Kid
Katharine Ross
as Etta Place
Strother Martin
as Percy Garris
Henry Jones
as Bike Salesman
Jeff Corey
as Sheriff Bledsoe
George Furth
as Woodcock
Cloris Leachman
as Agnes
Ted Cassidy
as Harvey Logan
Kenneth Mars
as Marshal
Donnelly Rhodes
as Macon
Jo Gilbert
as Large Woman
Timothy Scott
as News Carver
Don Keefer
as Fireman
Charles Dierkop
as Flat Nose Curry
Francisco Cordova
as Bank Manager
Nelson Olmsted
as Photographer
Paul Bryar
as Card Player #1
Sam Elliott
as Card Player #2
Charles Akins
as Bank Teller
Eric Sinclair
as Tiffany's Salesman

Crew

George Roy Hill
Director
John C. Foreman
Producer
William Goldman
Screenwriter
Conrad L. Hall
Cinematographer
Burt Bacharach
Composer (Music Score)
John C. Howard
Editor
Jack Martin Smith
Art Director
Paul Monash
Executive Producer
Walter Scott
Set Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
William Edmundson
Sound/Sound Designer
David Dockendorf
Sound/Sound Designer
Lawrence Schiller
Special Effects
Art Cruickshank
Special Effects
Steven Bernhardt
First Assistant Director
Burt Bacharach
Conductor
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